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South Africa's invincibles

Jan 30, 2014: The last time South Africa beat Australia at home was nearly 44 years ago. Four protagonists from the series remember those heady days

Firdose Moonda

Peter Pollock

'Successful sportsmen are wired to think they can do the job'

Sep 5, 2013: Peter Pollock talks about playing on the back lawn with his brother, South Africa's isolation from international sport, and a sweet victory at Trent Bridge

Interview by Sidharth Monga

The emperor reigns at Kingsmead

Mar 21, 2013: Batting with the prodigiously talented young Barry Richards at Kingsmead in 1970, Graeme Pollock stepped up his game; the Aussies barely survived to tell the tale

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

South Africa news

CSA's tributes focus on post-unity players

Feb 3, 2013: South Africa's management has explained the players will wear black armbands in memory of people who were an important part of cricket in the country "especially post-unity"

Firdose Moonda

South Africa's superstars of '76

Aug 23, 2012: If you think the world's current No. 1 side takes some beating, take a look at their compatriots from 35 years ago

Mark Nicholas

Respect to Biff

Jul 19, 2012: Graeme Smith has been a figure easy to misunderstand. That should not hide the fact that he is among the toughest, most intelligent cricketers around - and a great batsman to boot

Telford Vice

Greatest Teams

As great as the sum of their parts

Nov 3, 2011: George Dobell picks his top five teams in the history of Test cricket

George Dobell

South Africa news

Smith launches Twitter tirade at Kepler Wessels

May 14, 2010: Graeme Smith has launched a scathing attack on former South Africa captain and selector Kepler Wessels on Twitter and hit-back at the criticism his side have received after being dumped out of the World Twenty20 in the Super Eights stage

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dave Richardson on Graeme Pollock

A dasher, a run-machine, a gent

Jan 3, 2010: It wasn't how many he got, but how he got them

Nagraj Gollapudi

The XI

A meeting of past and present

Dec 18, 2009: South Africa's all-time side helps dismantle the divide and isolation built between eras

Telford Vice

Cricinfo XI

Different era, same brilliance ... Pt 2

Sep 19, 2007: A second batch of XI players from the past who would have excelled at Twenty20

Martin Williamson and Siddarth Ravindran

Roundtable: How good is the modern batsman?

'Lara the greatest among his peers'

Nov 18, 2006: What defines greatness in a batsman? Is it the weight of statistics or the ability to score runs in all conditions? In the concluding part of this Round Table discussion on modern batsmen, Sanjay Manjrekar asks John Wright, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell and Ra

Sanjay Manjrekar

Best performers in a final series

Gloriously walking into the sunset

Sep 12, 2006: This week we look at best performances in the final series of a career

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

All the time in the world

Mar 6, 2006: The Pollocks happened to be excellent cricketers. One of them was rather more than that

Simon Kuper

March 2006

All the time in the world

Mar 2, 2006: Graeme Pollock's ease with his batting and family life was cherished by Simon Kuper

The Wisden Cricketer - February

A Packer timeline

Jan 19, 2006: A timeline of how World Series Cricket developed during 1977 and 1978

January 2006

When they were kings

Jan 1, 2006: South Africa's 4-0 clean sweep of Australia in 1969-70 showcased some of the game's all-time greats yet none of them ever played Test cricket again

Rodney Hartman

November 2005

The empire strikes back

Nov 2005: It looked like the summer of 1970 would be without international cricket, so a five-Test series between England and a Rest of the World side was hastily put together. Simon Lister interviews the key players

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 1st day

Where have all the spectators gone?

Dec 12, 2003: Where have all the spectators gone

Roving Reporter by Keith Lane at the Wanderers

Atherton takes control

Aug 5, 2003: 1993 On his first day as England captain, Mike Atherton top-scored with 72 at Edgbaston,­ but it was soon the same old story as Australia went on to win the Test and the series

Wisden CricInfo staff
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