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Third Test

Australia v New Zealand

2003: At Perth, November 30, December 1, 2, 3, 4

Second Test

Australia v New Zealand

2003: At Hobart, November 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

First Test

Australia v New Zealand

2003: At Brisbane, November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The New Zealanders in Australia, 2001-02

2003: New Zealand took great satisfaction from their execution of a plan, almost laughable in its simplicity, which nearly added another colourful chapter to Test cricket's book of surprises

Richard Boock

Pollock praises team for comeback from adversity

Feb 8, 2002: Winning the one day finals in no way makes up for being thrashed in the Test series but South African cricket captain Shaun Pollock sees it as a sign his team can rise above adversity.

Michael Donaldson

Rain, hail and shine as South Africans triumph

Feb 8, 2002: Hailstones, cyclonic hitting from Chris Cairns and Lou Vincent, and some searing pace bowling from Andre Adams all thwarted their progress

John Polack

Nash ruled out of second final

Feb 7, 2002: New Zealand all-rounder Dion Nash has been ruled out of tomorrow's second tri-series cricket final against South Africa.

AAP

Pitch dry under tent but play not certain

Feb 7, 2002: If it stops raining here by tomorrow morning, the second tri-series final will go ahead as scheduled, according to Sydney Cricket Ground curator Tom Parker.

Michael Donaldson

Kiwis lament 10-over lapse

Feb 7, 2002: New Zealand was once again lamenting a 10-over lapse against South Africa after their opening one-day cricket final last night at the MCG.

Roger Vaughan

SCG finals in lap of the gods

Feb 6, 2002: Staff are working around the clock to prepare the Sydney Cricket Ground for the second one-day international final between South Africa and New Zealand but a decision won't be made until match day.

AAP

Proteas floor Black Caps in lopsided final

Feb 6, 2002: Give away a bonus point, offer a team a berth in a finals series, and evidently media criticism, a small crowd, and an eight wicket hiding is all that New Zealand receives by way of thanks

John Polack

Tourists prepare for unique head-to-head battle

Feb 6, 2002: Talk in Australian cricket remains fixed on bonus points and head-to-head rules for the moment

John Polack

Kiwis aiming to stem flow of runs at the death

Feb 5, 2002: New Zealand will go into this week's one-day cricket finals series as the surprise packet of the tournament, but carrying a fatal flaw.

Roger Vaughan

Don't blame it on the bonus point

Feb 5, 2002: As histories of Australia's failure to qualify for the VB Series finals this season begin to be written, one thing is already becoming clear

John Polack

Cairns and Bond back for Black Caps

Feb 4, 2002: Key allrounder Chris Cairns and pace revelation Shane Bond will return to bolster New Zealand for the opening game of the tri series finals against South Africa at the MCG on Wednesday.

Roger Vaughan

Injured Elworthy to return to South Africa

Feb 3, 2002: Northerns Titans and South Africa fast bowler Steve Elworthy has suffered a groin strain and is to return to South Africa tomorrow

Media Release

Australia out of VB Series despite 33-run win in Perth

Feb 3, 2002: Australia won the battle but lost the war at the WACA on Sunday, beating South Africa by 33 runs, but failing to bag the bonus point that would have earned them a place in the VB Series finals

Peter Robinson

Australia out of VB Series despite 33-run win in Perth

Feb 2, 2002: Australia won the battle but lost the war at the WACA on Sunday, beating South Africa by 33 runs, but failing to bag the bonus point that would have earned them a place in the VB Series finals

Peter Robinson

Waugh keeps game plan under wraps

Feb 2, 2002: Australian captain Stephen Waugh was keeping his one-day side's plans for another great escape firmly under wraps today as he refused to join the chorus of disapproval for the bonus points system.

Tom Wald

South Africa reach VB Series finals - and Australia face daunting task

Feb 1, 2002: Less than a week ago South Africa were languishing at the foot of the VB Series table

Peter Robinson
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Tour Results
New Zealand v South Africa at Sydney - Feb 8, 2002
South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 47 balls remaining) (D/L method)
New Zealand v South Africa at Melbourne - Feb 6, 2002
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
New Zealand v South Africa at Perth - Feb 1, 2002
South Africa won by 67 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne - Jan 29, 2002
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
New Zealand v South Africa at Adelaide - Jan 27, 2002
South Africa won by 93 runs
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