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Watson carrying calf niggle

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Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

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John Hotten

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Dec 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the first Test between South Africa and Australia, 2011-12

Telford Vice

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A year of Kirsten

Nov 8, 2012: On November 9, Gary Kirsten will start his second year as South Africa's coach with the defence of the recently achieved No.1 title

Firdose Moonda

Australia in South Africa 2011-12

Amla and Philander finish top of the class

Nov 22, 2011: Marks out of ten for South Africa following the 2011-12 tour of South Africa

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

Australia in South Africa 2011-12

Young Cummins stands out for Australia

Nov 22, 2011: Marks out of ten for Australia following the 2011-12 tour of South Africa

Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia? Now that's tasty

Nov 16, 2011: The two teams have been eyeballing each other since South Africa returned to international cricket. Theirs is the best rivalry today because it is a battle of wills

Rob Steen

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What to do with Watson?

Nov 12, 2011: While his bowling remains important to Australia, consideration must be given to him moving down the batting order

Brydon Coverdale

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There was panic in Australia change-room - Watson

Nov 12, 2011: Shane Watson, Australia's vice-captain, has conceded that there was panic in the change-rooms as Australia capitulated to 9 for 21 on the second day in Cape Town

Brydon Coverdale in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, first Test, Cape Town

Cricket in the summer hols

Nov 11, 2011: After the crazy 23-wicket day, this home fan enjoyed watching South Africa win, even if it meant just a session's worth of play

Samantha Smith

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

Resilient Smith resurrects public image

Nov 11, 2011: His raised arms, beaming face and slightly moist eyes showed the feelings of a man who believed he had taken a giant step to winning a match and a small one towards winning the trust of a nation

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

Cummins' debut prospects brighten

Nov 11, 2011: Australia's teenage fast bowler, Patrick Cummins, could make his Test debut at the Wanderers next week after a lacklustre display from Australia's attack

Brydon Coverdale at Newlands

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

Clarke wants team to feel the pain

Nov 11, 2011: Nobody at Newlands will forget this Test. The 15 players in Australia's squad must try. They should learn from their terrible batting, but they must also move on. Quickly

Brydon Coverdale at Newlands

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

Smith's fourth-innings heroics

Nov 11, 2011: South Africa survived a manic second day to pull off an incredible eight-wicket victory in Cape Town. Stats highlights from what turned out to be a pretty tame third day

S Rajesh

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

A weekend without cricket for Cape Town

Nov 11, 2011: The city which is South Africa's restaurant and bar capital will have do without Test cricket on Saturday and Sunday after a seven-session Test at Newlands

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

The Nelson at 11:11 on 11/11/11

Nov 11, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test between South Africa and Australia in Cape Town

Brydon Coverdale and Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

Amla, Smith tons lead SA to incredible win

Nov 11, 2011: Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla both struck centuries that completed South Africa's humiliation of Australia on the third day at Newlands, where they cruised to victory by eight wickets

The Report by Brydon Coverdale at Newlands

'Yes, it's Australia and not Austria'

Nov 11, 2011: It was a day for bewilderment, tut-tutting and plenty of jokes

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Clarke slams 'disgraceful' batting

Nov 10, 2011: Michael Clarke has labelled the shot selection from Australia's batsmen as "disgraceful" on a day when they narrowly avoided being dismissed for the lowest Test total of all time

Brydon Coverdale at Newlands

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

The best bowling day in more than 100 years

Nov 10, 2011: A stunning day of Test cricket in Cape Town produced a whole bunch of statistical highlights. Here are some of the major ones

S Rajesh
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Australia won by 2 wickets
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Nov 9-11, 2011
South Africa won by 8 wickets
Sth Africa A v Australians at Potchefstroom - Nov 1-3, 2011
Australians won by 7 wickets
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Australia won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
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