Decade Review 2009
Vernon Philander broke a steady opening stand and removed the West Indies openers before lunch on the third day in Centurion
Vernon Philander broke a steady opening stand and removed the West Indies openers before lunch on the third day in Centurion © AFP
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ESPNcricinfo XI: From Botham-Willis to Wasim-Waqar, a look at the most productive bowling pairs in Test cricket

'The birth of the chokers tag'

Daryll Cullinan remembers feeling stunned at the end of the tied 1999 World Cup semi-final

Glum, grim, gutsy

The Cricket Monthly: Jonathan Wilson hated to love the immovable nuisance that was Graeme Smith
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    SA should confront the c-word

Daryll Cullinan: It's imperative the players and coach accept their biggest frailty immediately, rather than face a media onslaught closer to the World Cup

    Rewarding times for Hashim Amla

Numbers Game: The rate at which he has accumulated ODI hundreds and MoM awards is among the fastest in history

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The greatest rivalry never played

Colin Benjamin: What if South Africa and West Indies had clashed with each other in the 1970s?

Johnson v McLaren: a tale of two blows

Russell Jackson: The South African allrounder had the misfortune of being in the line of fire twice this year

Let us now praise Dudley Nourse

Stuart Wark: The SA batsman's superior Test numbers may have slipped under the radar because of his team's poor record in the few years either side of the war

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Dale Steyn tries to set the record straight about his confrontation with Michael Clarke during the Cape Town Test earlier this year

The South African fielders celebrate Kraigg Brathwaite's wicket
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Vernon Philander watches as South Africa's fielders appeal for a wicket
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Stiaan van Zyl pulls off his hip
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Stiaan van Zyl runs through to complete his hundred
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The weather closed in as South Africa declared
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Stiaan van Zyl soaks up his debut Test hundred
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  • Laughing boy
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  • Gilly and Baz go bonkers
  • Flintoff's Edgbaston magic, a Tendulkar gem, that 434 chase, and the IPL's fiery start feature in the second part of our performances of the decade
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