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South Africa v Australia, 2008-09

May 1, 2010: Wisden's review of South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, 2008-09

Geoffrey Dean

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

The dead rubber that transformed a team

Mar 10, 2009: A dead rubber it may have been, but the victory in Sydney provided Australia's rookies with invaluable self-affirmation of their abilities at international level

Alex Brown

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

Proud of how we bounced back - Ponting

Mar 10, 2009: Ricky Ponting has captained Australia to an Ashes clean sweep and two World Cup triumphs but never has he been prouder of his players than after they wrapped up their series victory in South Africa

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

Expectation had nothing to do with loss - Smith

Mar 10, 2009: The headwear gave them away. Ricky Ponting and Phillip Hughes sat together after Australia's win in Durban and the most obvious sign of the generational gap that divides them was the state of their baggy green caps

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

The 'Ponting Age' has truly begun

Mar 10, 2009: The headwear gave them away. Ricky Ponting and Phillip Hughes sat together after Australia's win in Durban and the most obvious sign of the generational gap that divides them was the state of their baggy green caps

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

Some catchin, lovin, and joggin

Mar 10, 2009: Plays of the day for the fifth day of the second Test between South Africa and Australia in Durban

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day

Australia stay No. 1 after series win

Mar 10, 2009: An emphatic series win in South Africa will imbue Australia with confidence that, after a harrowing six-month search, they have uncovered a crop of cricketers capable of competing with the world's best

The Bulletin by Alex Brown

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Amla confident of SA playing out final day

Mar 9, 2009: South Africa have good memories of a Jacques batting throughout the final day of a Test to salvage a draw against Australia. Three years ago in Perth it was Jacques Rudolph, in Kingsmead this time, they are up against Jacques Kallis

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

Australia miss full-time spinner

Mar 9, 2009: The lack of a full-time slow bowler to tie down an end for long chunks of the day while also probing for wickets could prove detrimental to an Australian attack full of young and heavily burdened bodies

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

Plays of the day

A Sparrow, a sequel, and an A-grade AB

Mar 9, 2009: Plays of the day for the fourth day of the second Test between Australia and South Africa

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 4th day

South Africa's task goes from impossible to improbable

Mar 9, 2009: The South African batsmen finally provided weary supporters with cause to cheer, but the likelihood of a world-record run-chase on a fifth day Kingsmead pitch remains slight

The Bulletin by Alex Brown

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

South Africa face uphill battle

Mar 8, 2009: The situation is not pretty for South Africa. There are two days to play, they have a 506-run deficit, their captain Graeme Smith won't come out at the top of the innings as he nurses a fractured hand and rain is unlikely to save them

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

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

Australia have their 'Phil', and how

Mar 8, 2009: Don Bradman on Friday. George Headley on Sunday. It's a shame Test matches don't span three innings per team or Phillip Hughes could have tried to knock off Garfield Sobers on Tuesday

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

Plays of the day

Asad twitches, Hughes sways

Mar 8, 2009: Brydon Coverdale presents the plays of the day from day three in Durban

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

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

Hughes and Ponting punish South Africa

Mar 8, 2009: Phillip Hughes has positioned Australia for victory and himself for celebrity. Just 11 days removed from posting a fourth-ball duck in his maiden Test innings, Hughes broke George Headley's 79-year-old record to become the youngest batsman in history to s

The Bulletin by Alex Brown

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 2nd day

Australia look to avoid a Melbourne

Mar 7, 2009: If Johannesburg began as the mirror image of Perth until a changed ending, the second Test in Durban is starting to resemble the corresponding match in Melbourne

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 2nd day

Pace is back

Mar 7, 2009: Dale Steyn is the world's No. 1-ranked fast man and Mitchell Johnson is second on the list and on day two in Durban they showed that a fast-bowling community screaming out for new stars is in good hands

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

Plays of the day

Slow death, and the mamba strikes

Mar 7, 2009: Brydon Coverdale presents the plays of the day from day two in Durban

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 2nd day

Injured Smith unlikely for third Test

Mar 7, 2009: South Africa's captain Graeme Smith will almost certainly miss the third Test in Cape Town after suffering a fracture to his right hand during South Africa's first innings at Kingsmead

Brydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Durban, 2nd day

Johnson leaves South Africa bloodied and broken

Mar 7, 2009: Mitchell Johnson produced the most intimidating performance of his international career to drive South Africa towards the brink of oblivion

The Bulletin by Alex Brown
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