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South Africa's invincibles

Jan 30, 2014: The last time South Africa beat Australia at home was nearly 44 years ago. Four protagonists from the series remember those heady days

Firdose Moonda

Madiba and the godfather

Dec 16, 2013: With the help of Nelson Mandela, Ali Bacher took cricket into the black townships of South Africa in the 1980s

Ashley Mallett

Greatest Teams

As great as the sum of their parts

Nov 3, 2011: George Dobell picks his top five teams in the history of Test cricket

George Dobell

1970

Australia's no pay, no play tour

Feb 28, 2009: The final hurrah of the old South African regime was a series riven by discontent and ended in humiliation for Australia

Martin Williamson

January 2006

When they were kings

Jan 1, 2006: South Africa's 4-0 clean sweep of Australia in 1969-70 showcased some of the game's all-time greats yet none of them ever played Test cricket again

Rodney Hartman

South Africa 4 Australia 0

Australians In South Africa, 1969-70

1971: The visit of the seventh Australian team to tour South Africa lasted only twelve weeks, but will always be remembered by cricket enthusiasts because of the generosity of the Australian Board of Control and the willingness of W

Geoffrey A. Chettle

Fourth Test Match

South Africa v Australia 1969-70

1971: Bacher, in his first series as captain, was determined on a clean sweep for the first time in South Africa's history; whereas victory for the Australians could only salvage a portion of their damaged prestige

Third Test Match

SOUTH AFRICA v. AUSTRALIA

1971: At Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, February 19, 20, 21, 23, 24

Second Test Match

SOUTH AFRICA v. AUSTRALIA

1971: They made two changes in the side that gained a convincing victory at Newlands, Lance (Transvaal) and Traicos (Rhodesia) -- a new cap and a student at Natal University --replacing the spin bowlers, Seymour and Chevalier

First Test Match

SOUTH AFRICA v. AUSTRALIA

1971: At Newlands, Cape Town, January 22, 23, 24, 26, 27

Fifth Test Match

INDIA v. AUSTRALIA

1971: At Madras, December 24, 25, 27, 28

Fourth Test Match

INDIA v. AUSTRALIA

1971: At Calcutta, December 12, 13, 14, 16

Third Test Match

INDIA v. AUSTRALIA

1971: At New Delhi, November 28, 29, 30, December 2

Second Test Match

INDIA v. AUSTRALIA

1971: At Kanpur, November 15, 16, 18, 19, 20

First Test Match

INDIA v. AUSTRALIA

1971: At Brabourne Stadium, Bombay, November 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

India 1 Australia 3

Australians in Ceylon and India, 1969-70

1971: The two-month Australian tour of Ceylon and India, from October to December in 1969, provided keen cricket and stirred tremendous public interest

P.N.Sundaresan
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Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Mar 5-10, 1970
South Africa won by 323 runs
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Feb 19-24, 1970
South Africa won by 307 runs
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Feb 5-9, 1970
South Africa won by an innings and 129 runs
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Jan 22-27, 1970
South Africa won by 170 runs
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