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South Africa v Australia, 2008-09

May 1, 2010: Wisden's review of South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, 2008-09

Geoffrey Dean

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Leave decisions to on-field umpires - Bucknor

Mar 23, 2009: The record-holding umpire Steve Bucknor has bowed out of Test cricket with an appeal of his own: leave the decision-making in the hands of the on-field officials

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

Australia in South Africa 2009

Ponting lauds new generation

Mar 23, 2009: Twenty-nine days of Test cricket across three months and more than 10,000 kilometres has not been enough to split the world's two best teams

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Injured Kallis hopeful of being fit for ODIs

Mar 22, 2009: Jacques Kallis is hopeful of being fit for the first one-day international against Australia after suffering a groin injury in South Africa's victory in Cape Town

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Harris leaves 'buffet bowler' tag behind

Mar 22, 2009: The Australians must have been waiting for table service at Newlands, where they failed to handle what Harris dished up in a Man-of-the-Match performance that earned him his best match figures of 9 for 161

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Centurion Johnson morphs into an allrounder

Mar 22, 2009: The Mitchell Johnson allrounder debate is over. His captain says he's an allrounder. He says he's an allrounder. The figures from this tour back them up

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Scoring at one run per hour

Mar 22, 2009: The Plays of the day from the fourth day of the third Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Harris hands Australia innings defeat

Mar 22, 2009: South Africa were made to wait longer than expected for a consolation victory in Cape Town by Mitchell Johnson's first Test century and a stubborn knock from Andrew McDonald

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Genial McGain's Test hopes fade

Mar 21, 2009: The hardest thing about watching Bryce McGain's Test dreams slip away amid a barrage of boundaries in Cape Town was that he doesn't have a mean bone in his body

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Sublime de Villiers repays Arthur's faith

Mar 21, 2009: AB de Villiers' contribution of 163 continued his brilliant series, which had been the intention when the coach Mickey Arthur declined to push him up to open

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

The battle of the ABs

Mar 21, 2009: The Plays of the day from the third day of the third Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

de Villiers blitz strengthens South Africa's grip

Mar 21, 2009: AB de Villiers' brilliant, brutal 163 punished Australia to the tune of a third century in six consecutive Tests against them - and by far his most audacious - and gave the bowlers ample time to try and wrap up the dead rubber

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

A day of pain for McGain

Mar 20, 2009: Alternating between dropping short and pitching too full, it was a most uncharacteristic display from Bryce McGain whose greatest strength at domestic level is his control

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Defiant Prince returns with a bang

Mar 20, 2009: Ashwell Prince's return century was also an innings of defiance, not so much against a limp Australia attack but against the shabby way he had been handled by the selectors

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Bucknor's spot on, McGain's not

Mar 20, 2009: The Plays of the day from the second day of the third Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Prince and Kallis tons punish Australia

Mar 20, 2009: At last something for the home crowd to cheer about. After being outplayed in the first two Tests South Africa bossed Australia on day two of this game thanks to an imperious century from Ashwell Prince in his first international outing in over four month

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

South Africa end trend of poor starts

Mar 19, 2009: South Africa ended their trend of making poor starts on the first couple of days in Tests this series which have left them with too large a recovery task

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Unbalanced Australia pay the price

Mar 19, 2009: There was just one problem for Australia - five spare bowlers, no extra batsmen - which meant there was no one to cover for an injured batsman

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

New faces, and familiar South African woes

Mar 19, 2009: The Plays of the day from the first day of the third Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Steyn inspires revival on gripping day

Mar 19, 2009: After a fraught first hour, when everything went against them, South Africa hit back with three bursts - the biggest being when they dismissed Australia's top order for 23 runs in nine overs

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter
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Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Apr 17, 2009
Australia won by 47 runs
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Apr 13, 2009
South Africa won by 61 runs
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Apr 9, 2009
South Africa won by 25 runs
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Apr 5, 2009
South Africa won by 7 wickets (with 142 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Apr 3, 2009
Australia won by 141 runs
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