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Third Test Match

South Africa v England, 1999-2000

2001: At Durban, December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Mike Selvey

Kirsten's rescue act

Dec 30, 1999: Gary Kirsten completed his rescue act yesterday as he produced the second longest Test innings of all time and saw South Africa to a draw after they were forced to follow-on against England in the third Test at Kingsmead

Ken Borland

South Africa salvage honourable draw

Dec 30, 1999: Gary Kirsten led the way on a day of tumbling batting records at Kingsmead yesterday as South Africa salvaged an honourable draw against England in the third cricket Test

Ken Borland

Cronje looks ahead to Newlands

Dec 30, 1999: Durban - South Africa's captain is looking forward to the challenge of the new century and how it might affect the side as they approach the Newlands Test, starting on January 2

Trevor Chesterfield

Caddick's thoughts on his career best performance

Dec 29, 1999: Durban - On a day when what looked like an ice cream van was press-ganged into rolling the Kingsmead pitch, up steps England's Andrew Caddick to lick South Africa's batsmen into shape

Trevor Chesterfield

Kirsten's epic effort inspires South Africa

Dec 29, 1999: Gary Kirsten scored a record 10th Test century at Kingsmead on Wednesday to save his place in the team and set South Africa on the way to safety in the third cricket Test against England

Ken Borland

Kirsten's record century earns him hero status

Dec 29, 1999: TWO late wickets from medium-pacer Andrew Flintoff restored England's hopes of winning the third Test at Kingsmead on Wednesday after opener Gary Kirsten had scored a record-breaking century to guide South Africa towards safety

Ken Borland

Caddick's Christmas gift

Dec 28, 1999: Durban - South Africa's captain Hansie Cronje called it a bad day at the office but praised England's Andrew Caddick, the New Zealand-born fast bowler for his career best bowling of seven for 46

Trevor Chesterfield

No wrist slap for slow coach Hussain

Dec 28, 1999: Durban - Mud sticks, so does the stigma of being axed by the national selectors for playing a slow innings, although it is 34 years since Geoff Boycott was ditched by England selectors then headed by Doug Insole

Trevor Chesterfield

South Africa's selection crisis

Dec 28, 1999: South Africa's national cricket selectors found themselves in a crisis situation at Kingsmead yesterday as their decision to drop Jonty Rhodes came back to haunt them, England taking full control of the third Test as they forced the home side to

Ken Borland

South Africa pay price for omitting Rhodes

Dec 28, 1999: THE South African cricket selectors' decision to omit Jonty Rhodes from the team for the third Test against England at Kingsmead was exposed on Tuesday as Andy Caddick shot the home team out for just 156 and England enforced the follow-on, 210 runs

Ken Borland

Nasser's change of face and change of pace

Dec 27, 1999: Durban - Nasser Hussain, better known these days by his new sobriquet of Mr Plod, is more used to standing ovations when he leaves the field than the reception he earned at Kingsmead on day one of third Test

Trevor Chesterfield

England undergo astonishing metamorphosis

Dec 27, 1999: England underwent an astonishing metamorphosis on the second day of the third Test against South Africa at Kingsmead, finishing on 366 for nine after their first-day crawl to 135 for two which left most of the sizeable crowd close to stupor in

Ken Borland

Rhodes axed as SA make room for the extra bowler

Dec 26, 1999: Durban - After dithering over the issue at the Wanderers and again at St George's Park South Africa's selectors finally made up their collective minds to drop Jonty Rhodes after 17 Tests

Trevor Chesterfield

Ford prays for early breakthrough

Dec 26, 1999: Durban - South Africa's bowlers need to dominate the first session as the third Test enters what could be the most crucial day of the five-match series against England

Trevor Chesterfield
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