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Tim Paine stepped in to deputise as captain

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 5th day, Johannesburg

'A lot of us have to step up' - Paine

The Australia captain hopes the team, under a new head coach, will embrace a culture shift and start with a clean slate

Tim Paine (left) was made Australia's acting captain after Steve Smith's role in the ball-tampering scandal

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 5th day

In darkest hour, Australia start to listen

After years of either wilful or inadvertent ignorance, Australia have recognised the need for a change in attitude for the benefit of their most influential stakeholders: their fans

Dean Elgar launches one on the up

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Sounds of Australian silence a marker of change

Throughout a 250-ball stay that would usually have attracted plenty of unflattering Australian commentary, Dean Elgar was mainly faced with an unusually silent visiting team

Tim Paine gets down for the paddle sweep

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

'Permanent' Paine shows stomach for fight

Since an injury in late 2010, Paine has fought his way back into the Tasmanian and Australian teams, before quickly assuming a senior role by dint of his deft glovework, neat, determined batting and the mind and temperament of a leader

Steven Smith and David Warner walk off the field

Ball-tampering scandal

Smith, Warner to push for domestic clearance

The former leaders and Cameron Bancroft continue to deliberate on whether or not to take up the option of formal hearings under the board's code of conduct

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 2nd day, Johannesburg

Cricket failings set scene for Australia's disintegration

The controversies of the past week won't be forgotten soon, but Australia's batting has been equally responsible for their freefall despite a win in Durban

Hashim Amla was excellently caught at slip by Peter Handscomb

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, 1st day, Johannesburg

What Australia lost, and what they gained

A hard-nosed battle without sledging left stump mics redundant and provided glimpses of new a Australia

Australia captain Tim Paine leads the team out

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Paine redefines Australia and captaincy

The new Australia captain wanted to foster an environment where players did not feel they had to conform to a narrow idea of what an Australian Test cricketer should be