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South Africa v Australia, 5th ODI, Johannesburg

Australia claim momentum ahead of Pakistan series

Apr 18, 2009: Ricky Ponting is confident that Australia's series-ending victory in Johannesburg will give the team momentum heading into next week's one-day contest against Pakistan

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South Africa v Australia, 5th ODI, Johannesburg

Consolation win lifts Australia to No. 2

Apr 17, 2009: It may have been a dead rubber, but a resolute Australia scrapped hard in the field to secure a consolation win in Johannesburg and move up to No. 2 in the ODI rankings

The Bulletin by Siddarth Ravindran

South Africa v Australia, 5th ODI, Johannesburg

Long, tough summer draws to a close

Apr 17, 2009: Cricinfo's preview for the fifth one-day international between South Africa and Australia in Johannesburg

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South Africa v Australia, 5th ODI, Johannesburg

Botha left out of South African squad

Apr 16, 2009: South Africa have replaced offspinner Johan Botha, who was reported for a suspect action, and fast bowler Wayne Parnell with Morne Morkel and Makhaya Ntini in their squad for the final ODI against Australia in Johannesburg

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Pakistan v Australia 2009

Ponting looks forward to a rest

Apr 16, 2009: Ricky Ponting has revealed his mixed feelings about handing over the one-day captaincy to Michael Clarke for the upcoming series against Pakistan

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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Botha faces stringent test on action

Apr 14, 2009: A meeting between the ICC and leading biomechanists last month could ensure a more difficult path for Johan Botha to clear his name from chucking allegations

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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Botha needs minor tweaks, says SA bowling coach

Apr 14, 2009: Vinnie Barnes, South Africa's bowling coach, insists Johan Botha remains an integral part of his team's World Twenty20 plans despite being cited for a suspected illegal bowling action and needs only minor adjustments

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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Botha reported for suspect action

Apr 14, 2009: South Africa offspinner Johan Botha has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action by the match officials after the fourth ODI between Australia and South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Monday

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South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Smith happy with 'good energy' in the squad

Apr 14, 2009: South Africa captain Graeme Smith has lauded the players' efforts in sealing the five-match ODI series against Australia with a 61-run win in the penultimate game in Port Elizabeth

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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Ponting keen to finish lost series on a high

Apr 14, 2009: Ricky Ponting's men have been unable to win back the No. 1 one-day international ranking but he believes they can still finish the tour on a high. South Africa claimed the series with a 61-run win in Port Elizabeth on Monday and in doing so confirmed thei

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South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Gibbs hundred hands series to South Africa

Apr 13, 2009: South Africa began the series as the world's No. 1 ODI side and they will finish it in the same position after Herschelle Gibbs' 21st one-day international century helped them take an unassailable 3-1 lead

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Arthur's World Cup plans on track

Apr 13, 2009: South Africa stand poised to clinch an unprecedented third consecutive one-day series victory over Australia, but coach Mickey Arthur's sights are set higher

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South Africa v Australia, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth

Australia aim to force series decider

Apr 12, 2009: South Africa are aiming to wrap up the series and the No. 1 ODI ranking with victory in the fourth match against Australia in Port Elizabeth

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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Clark shocked at Australia call-up

Apr 11, 2009: Stuart Clark has been called into the Australian squad after Brett Geeves was forced to fly home from the South Africa tour with a fractured foot

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South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

South Africa's spin plans take shape

Apr 10, 2009: The next World Cup is still two years away but already South Africa are making some initial plans regarding the balance of the squad they will take to the subcontinent

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South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

South Africa takes series lead after scrap

Apr 9, 2009: "We need to break the hoodoo," was how Graeme Smith went into this match with both teams 1-1 in the five-game series

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

South Africa v Australia, 3rd ODI, Cape Town

South Africa aim to break mirror image

Apr 9, 2009: A preview of the third one-day international between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town

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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Cool-headed Ferguson makes his mark

Apr 8, 2009: There were precious few positives for Australia to take from their embarrassing defeat against South Africa in Centurion on Sunday. In fact, there was really only one

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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Ponting asks batsmen to lift

Apr 7, 2009: Ricky Ponting has called for greater consistency from his batsmen ahead of Thursday's crucial encounter against South Africa in Cape Town

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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Arthur praises vibrant Parnell

Apr 6, 2009: Mickey Arthur, the South Africa coach, has praised rookie left-arm fast bowler Wayne Parnell after his four-wicket haul drubbed Australia at Centurion

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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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