Decade Review 2009
Dale Steyn took four wickets in a ferocious spell of reverse-swing to set up a six-wicket win over Australia in the tri-series final in Harare
Dale Steyn took four wickets in a ferocious spell of reverse-swing to set up a six-wicket win over Australia in the tri-series final in Harare © Associated Press
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Specials

    Australia, India and South Africa are World Cup favourites

Ian Chappell: England's outdated approach to ODIs, and Alastair Cook's captaincy may force them out early

    The mighty Mr Pollock

Mark Nicholas on Graeme Pollock, a man who has been among the finest players from his country, and on the world stage

    'I didn't have the D/L sheet during the Durban World Cup game'

Shaun Pollock talks to Alison Mitchell about career highs and lows

    The deciders

ESPNcricinfo XI: Steven Lynch picks classic five-Test clashes that were decided by the final Test

    Remembering cricket's fallen

Review: This collection of obituaries of cricketers who died in the Great War is one of the books of the year

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Blogs

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

The other rebels

Russell Jackson: Not many remember the International Wanderers teams who visited apartheid South Africa to play cricket

'The more you win, the more people will watch women's cricket'

The Cricket Couch: SA captain Mignon du Preez talks about her side's recent successes

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Dale Steyn expresses his surprise on seeing his team-mate AB de Villiers bowl for only the second time in ODIs, against Zimbabwe in Harare

Dane van Niekerk got the chase off to a solid start
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Faf du Plessis celebrates the man-of-the-series award
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South Africa's players pose with the tri-series trophy
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Darren Lehmann shakes hands with Dale Steyn
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AB de Villiers plays a square-cut
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AB de Villiers and JP Duminy embrace after sealing the win
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