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

Caught Petersen, bowled Peterson

Dec 1, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the second day of the deciding Test in Perth

Brydon Coverdale and Firdose Moonda at the WACA

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

Smith, Amla help South Africa sprint away from Australia

Dec 1, 2012: Hurried along at a cracking pace by Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith, South Africa's lead over Australia is already a vast 292 runs at the end of day two in Perth

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Matured Peterson ready to adapt

Nov 30, 2012: After a four-year absence Robin Peterson has returned to the Test arena and although his first role was to score some vital runs he is eager to play a key part with the ball

Firdose Moonda at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

South Africa lose their middle-order mettle

Nov 30, 2012: The visitors have been hampered by a new problem in this series - a lack of consistency in the middle order - and although Faf du Plessis' outstanding start to Test cricket has offered some solace there remain plenty of issues

Firdose Moonda at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Hastings wins battle, grabs chance

Nov 30, 2012: When John Hastings stepped out on to the WACA two months ago to the day, it was nearly as big a moment as his trip to Perth this week

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Johnson accentuates the positives

Nov 30, 2012: Mitchell Johnson's first day of Test cricket in a year was neither brilliant nor disastrous. But importantly, it was encouraging

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 1st day

Punter's final team-mate

Nov 30, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the opening day of the deciding Test in Perth

Brydon Coverdale and Firdose Moonda at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Australia ahead after bowlers' day

Nov 30, 2012: A dramatically recast Australian team rued Faf du Plessis' composure for the second time in the space of four days as South Africa scrambled to 225 then snipped the top off Australia's batting order on day one of the third Test

Daniel Brettig

Ricky Ponting's international retirement

Australia's second-best, without a doubt

Nov 29, 2012: Think not of Ricky Ponting as the batsman of the last couple of years - and particularly the past fortnight. Remember that for almost a decade Ponting was the best batsman in the world's best team

Peter English

Ricky Ponting's international retirement

Australian cricket's soul, mate

Nov 29, 2012: Beyond losing a world-beating batsman, Ricky Ponting's international retirement severs one of the last links to a previous era of the game

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

End of a great career, start of a new era

Nov 29, 2012: Regardless of what happens in the Perth Test, it will be a watershed for Michael Clarke. He knows nothing of Test cricket that doesn't involve Ricky Ponting. His challenge now is to define a new era alone

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

South Africa hope fast bowlers will fire

Nov 29, 2012: When this series began, there were questions hanging over South Africa's bowling attack. Few, however, were concerned about their ability to take 20 wickets

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Australia's No.1 hopes could rest on new-look attack

Nov 29, 2012: Australia could enter their grand final against South Africa - and Ricky Ponting's farewell Test - with a completely different attack from the one used in Adelaide

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Among weights machines and leaky pipes

Nov 29, 2012: The WACA gym setting for Ricky Ponting's retirement announcement was far from pretty but somehow fitting

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Robin Peterson set for Test return

Nov 29, 2012: Left-arm spinner Robin Peterson is set for a return to Test cricket, four years since he last played for South Africa in whites

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Ponting to retire after Perth Test

Nov 29, 2012: Ricky Ponting has announced his retirement from international cricket, on the eve of the third Test against South Africa in Perth

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Survival of the fittest in the west

Nov 29, 2012: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the 3rd Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Pacemen keen to grab spot for Perth

Nov 28, 2012: Four fast bowlers bowled their hearts out in an intense training session in Perth, but it isn't yet known how many of them will play in the Test against South Africa on Friday

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Watson ready to push himself

Nov 28, 2012: Despite having played little cricket in recent times, Shane Watson is convinced about his readiness to bowl as many overs as his team needs in Perth and ease the workload of the frontline seamers

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Steyn charges himself up for decider

Nov 28, 2012: Dale Steyn has said he did not do well in the first two Tests and is hungry to turn it around in the series-deciding Test in Perth

Firdose Moonda in Perth
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Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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