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Steven Smith was the lone fighter for Australia on the fourth day

Australia news

Hobart emergency meeting response to 85

ESPNcricinfo has learned that the Australia selection panel, which was supposed to have only a telephonic coversation initially, met face to face in an emergency meeting in the wake of the Hobart loss

Steven Smith and Darren Lehmann at the Bellerive Oval

Australia news

Lehmann bristles at Howard's 'reinvention' call

Australia coach Darren Lehmann said that the team did not need any more members added to the support staff, to aid the spinners, saying that they have often used spin consultants for Asian tours

Matt Renshaw flicks one away

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

New players free of scars - Smith

Following his side's seven-wicket win over South Africa in Adelaide, Steven Smith acknowledged contributions from the new players in the team

Usman Khawaja leaps in celebration after bringing up his century

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

A new team, a familiar template

Even with a revamped side, Australia demonstrated they can win the same way many of their predecessors have done in the past: with grit and flair

Nathan Lyon is pleased with the wicket of Temba Bavuma

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

Lyon roars back from selection precipice

Nathan Lyon came close to being discarded for the Adelaide Test. Given the opportunity, he banked on scoreboard pressure and his variations in pace and spin to pin South Africa down

Peter Handscomb shapes to cut

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Handscomb stakes middle-order claim

Australian debutant Peter Handscomb said he is determined to cement a middle-order spot after scoring a free-flowing fifty on the second day of the Adelaide Test

Usman Khawaja leaps in celebration after bringing up his century

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Khawaja takes on senior mantle

One of three experienced members in Australia's top six, Usman Khawaja showed mighty forbearance to build a knock of genuine substance and get his team ahead

The England players get together and celebrate their Ashes win

ICC news

ICC proposals to reduce number of Tests

To bring more context and quality to international cricket, the ICC is mulling a "conference" style split among Test nations