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The Marsh mystery

Mar 11, 2014: He looks like one of Australia's top six batsmen, doesn't make the necessary runs in first-class cricket, briefly dazzles in Tests, goes away, then comes back

Christian Ryan

Resilient Australia close to becoming a powerhouse

Mar 9, 2014: They have the aggressive opening bowler and batsman and the imaginative captain to become unbeatable. The No. 3 slot is the only chink in their armour

Ian Chappell

The Warner effect, and Johnson v Steyn

Mar 7, 2014: A look at the key aspects that ensured a 2-1 series result for Australia in South Africa

S Rajesh

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

South Africa face winds of change

Mar 6, 2014: Graeme Smith was the last of South Africa's old guard. The roots of the new one need to grow deeper

Firdose Moonda

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

De Villiers and Steyn to the fore

Mar 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo marks the South African players out of 10 following their second series defeat in eight years of Test cricket

Firdose Moonda

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Warner and Johnson a class apart

Mar 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo marks the Australian players out of 10 following their impressive series win in South Africa

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day

Where did Harris find the swing and strength?

Mar 5, 2014: Plain numbers will never explain how good Ryan Harris was in Cape Town, where he defied logic and a crocked knee to bowl Australia to a famous victory

Jarrod Kimber in Cape Town

The icing on the season's cake

Mar 5, 2014: Test cricket is in roaring health and there has been no proof more ringing than the enthralling South Africa v Australia series

Rob Steen

South Africa v Australia, third Test, Cape Town

Manly Mitch, and a funny DJ

Mar 4, 2014: Test cricket in Newlands means lots of colour, noise, and a bit of ogling

Samantha Smith

Graeme Smith's retirement

From young leader to matchwinner

Mar 4, 2014: In a 12-year period, Graeme Smith established himself as a leader par excellence. Here's a look back at his illustrious career

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Du Plessis' telling off, and Johnson's bouncer

Mar 3, 2014: There were some fiery moments on the third day's play which revealed just how big the stakes were in the Cape Town Test

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

SA v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 1st day

Clarke (just about) survives Mornzilla

Mar 1, 2014: A blow-by-blow account of Morne Morkel's fearsome attack on Michael Clarke

Jarrod Kimber in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Warne soothes Clarke's worry

Feb 28, 2014: Shane Warne has turned up in Cape Town at a helpful moment for his friend in need, Michael Clarke, ahead of a pivotal Test match meeting with South Africa

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

Johnson v Smith, and other such contests

Feb 21, 2014: The case of left-handed batsmen against left-arm fast bowlers, and New Zealand's batting high this season

S Rajesh

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Revisiting the ghosts of 1997

Feb 19, 2014: In 1997 Australia secured a remarkable come-from-behind victory in Port Elizabeth which helped define a generation. The lead in to the Test this year has some striking similarities

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Standing in the shadows of giants

Feb 15, 2014: Without the coach who took them to No. 1 and the allrounder who made them great, South Africa are trying to surf into a tidal wave

Jarrod Kimber

The toughest venues for openers

Feb 14, 2014: The average opening partnership in the last 11 Tests in Centurion is 24.41, but there's one venue where opening pairs have fared even worse

S Rajesh

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

More bust than boom

Feb 12, 2014: Proper cricket fans would have enjoyed Shaun Marsh's doggedness and Steven Smith's strokeplay - pity there were too few in the ground

Jarrod Kimber in Centurion

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion

World's best wary of Australia's looming threat

Feb 11, 2014: Even though they won't lose the No.1 ranking even if Australia sweep them 3-nil, South Africa still feel they have to justify their status as the best Test team going around

Firdose Moonda

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Quiet in build-up, SA prepare for test of character

Feb 6, 2014: Australia have been the bigger talkers in the build-up to the Test series, while South Africa have attempted to send a message with their relative silence

Firdose Moonda
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Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Centurion - Mar 14, 2014
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 30 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Mar 12, 2014
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Mar 9, 2014
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Mar 1-5, 2014
Australia won by 245 runs
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Feb 20-23, 2014
South Africa won by 231 runs
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