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South Africa v Australia, 2005-06

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Australia in South Africa 2005-06

Kasprowicz changes winter plans for Ashes

Mar 22, 2006: Michael Kasprowicz has rearranged his winter to give himself the best preparation for a potential Ashes series

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in South Africa 2005-06

Lee prefers Ponting to Waugh

Mar 22, 2006: Brett Lee, Australia's new attack leader, has revealed he feels more comfortable bowling for Ricky Ponting than he did with Steve Waugh

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Australia in South Africa 2005-06

Bowling balance is 'fantastic' - Gilchrist

Mar 20, 2006: The three fast men should be confident of playing in Friday's second Test at Durban, according to Adam Gilchrist

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Australia in South Africa 2005-06

Gilchrist backs repeat performance from Clark

Mar 20, 2006: Adam Gilchrist is confident Stuart Clark can continue to play the role of Glenn McGrath's replcaement successfully

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Australia in South Africa, 2005-06

Smith fined for dissent

Mar 19, 2006: Graeme Smith, the South African captain, has been fined 30% of his match fee for showing dissent after he was adjudged leg before in the first Test at Cape Town

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South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Smith - Australia's batsmen were the difference

Mar 18, 2006: The South Africa captain Graeme Smith pinpointed Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting's partnership in Australia's first innings as the crucial moment in the match

Edward Craig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

South Africa miss the supporting act

Mar 18, 2006: South Africa were outplayed in the first Test at Cape Town, but the gap is not as big as the seven-wicket margin suggests

Edward Craig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Clark drives Aussies to seven-wicket success

Mar 18, 2006: Stuart Clark confirmed his first-innings display was no fluke as he added to his magical debut with another four wickets to set up a comprehensive seven-wicket victory

The Bulletin by Peter English

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Smith's brave new philosophy tested to the hilt

Mar 17, 2006: Graeme Smith has tried to reinvent his side. Alongside Mickey Arthur the new coach, he has preached a "Brave Cricket" mantra - playing positively, risking losing to win, changing the philosophy of South African cricket since readmission. The second day at

Edward Craig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Nel still upbeat but Hayden smells victory

Mar 17, 2006: Andre Nel, the pick of South Africa's bowlers on the second day at Cape Town, is upbeat about their prospects in the first Test

Edward Craig

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Lee's two-wicket burst gives Australia the advantage

Mar 17, 2006: Brett Lee showed South Africa the value of early dismissals as Australia's late surge followed a hard-working batting performance in the first Test at Cape Town

The Bulletin by Peter English

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Journeyman Clark papers over the cracks

Mar 16, 2006: Australia entered the first Test with concerns over their fast bowlers, but by tea on the opening day South Africa staggered to 155 for 8

Edward Craig in Cape Town

Australia in South Africa, 2005-06

Australia concerned at Lee's workload

Mar 16, 2006: Australia have admitted they are concerned by the workload of Brett Lee, their fast bowler, following his poor form in the recent one-day series

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March 16-20

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town

Mar 16, 2006: South Africa v Australia 1st Test match home

South Africa v Australia,1st Test, Cape Town

South Africans unhappy with Newlands pitch

Mar 16, 2006: South Africa's players are understood to be upset about the allegedly spin-friendly track at Newlands, the venue of the first Test against Australia starting today

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South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 1st day

South Africa on the ropes after Clark five-for

Mar 16, 2006: Australia entered the first Test with concerns over their fast bowlers, but South Africa's batsmen were the ones with problems on the opening day

The Bulletin by Peter English

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town

Warne looms large for confident South Africa

Mar 15, 2006: A preview to the first Test between South Africa and Australia, which starts at Cape Town on Thursday

Edward Craig at Cape Town
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Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Mar 31-Apr 4, 2006
Australia won by 2 wickets
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Mar 24-28, 2006
Australia won by 112 runs
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Mar 16-18, 2006
Australia won by 7 wickets
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Mar 12, 2006
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 1 ball remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Mar 10, 2006
Australia won by 1 wicket (with 5 balls remaining)
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