February 26 - March 2, 2009

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Johannesburg

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Australia 466 (North 117, Johnson 96*, Ponting 83, Steyn 4-113) and 207 (Hughes 75, Kallis 3-22, Ntini 3-52) beat South Africa 220 (de Villers 104*, Johnson 4-25, Siddle 3-76) and 291 (Smith 69, Johnson 4-112, Siddle 3-46) by 162 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
How they were out

5th day
Bulletin - Disciplined Australia take series lead
Quotes - Fresh faces come to the party
Quotes - 'We weren't precise enough with the ball' - Smith
Stats - Johnson the all-round hero
Audio - 'SA need to show greater desire'
Plays of the day - Playing the parts
Gallery

4th day
Bulletin - Scrapping South Africa keep game in balance
Brydon Coverdale - Feisty Hughes makes his mark
Quotes - Testing pitch makes this tougher than Perth - Harris
Plays of the day - Jacques of all trades
Gallery - Smith half-century sets up tense fifth day

3rd day
Bulletin - Australia choose not to enforce the follow-on
Brydon Coverdale - Ambitious de Villiers on the right track
Analysis - Industrious greenhorns warm to challenge
Plays of the day - Referral of misfortune
Gallery - Australia take lead despite de Villers' century

2nd day
Bulletin - North and Johnson give Australia the upper hand
Brydon Coverdale - Australia don't need a Flintoff clone
Quotes - Series could be a tale of the tails - Kallis
Quotes - Century yet to sink in for debutant North
News - 10,000 Test runs for Kallis
Plays of the day - Three from three but no hat-trick
Tour Diary - The fans still matter at the Wanderers
Gallery - North and Johnson make it Australia's day

1st day
Bulletin - Resilient Australia weaken South Africa's hold
Brydon Coverdale - North stars on first outing
Quotes - Steyn blames long break for Australia's escape
Plays of the day - The 'cap' runneth over
Gallery - Ponting leads Australian recovery

Preview package
Preview - Australia opt for all-pace attack
Brydon Coverdale - 'Comprehensive beating' on Smith's mind
Brydon Coverdale - Unlucky McGain misses out again
Quotes - Hussey backs North to deliver
Quotes - Smith and Ponting get their heads around referrals
Audio - 'Ponting needs to be an activist captain'
Stats - Scores to settle for Kallis and South Africa

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