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South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Damn you, day five

Feb 23, 2014: The light was faded. Dale Steyn was bowled into the ground. There was one wicket to take. The forecast for Monday was awful. The ball was thrown to Dean Elgar ...

Jarrod Kimber in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

South Africa show the stuff of champions

Feb 23, 2014: Missing a frontline bowler, against an in-form team, racing against time, Graeme Smith's side underlined their No. 1 status in the final session

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Australia left with uncomfortable answers

Feb 23, 2014: Australia walk away from the Port Elizabeth Test with proof of their vulnerability on surfaces that are less lively than the tracks at home, a theme common to their defeats in India and England

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Series level after Steyn magic

Feb 23, 2014: Dale Steyn's spell-binding afternoon burst of reverse swing inspired the home side to a 231-run victory in the dying moments of the fourth day to level the series

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day

Australia doze at wrong moment

Feb 21, 2014: The Test was moving at a slow pace on a sluggish pitch while South Africa batted and they may have lulled Australia into a distracted mindset which proved costly late in the day

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Tourists confront fortress Centurion

Feb 9, 2014: As Australia's touring party wrestled with the changes to be forced by Shane Watson's absence from the Test team, they also had cause to glance furtively at another obstacle looming in the distance

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Rogers fined, now ready to relax

Jan 9, 2014: Chris Rogers was fined by the coach Darren Lehmann for his late arrival to Australia's public reception in Sydney, but now he is looking forward to some relaxation time ahead of the tour of South Africa

Brydon Coverdale

The Ashes 2013-14

Attack is the world's best - Siddle

Jan 7, 2014: Peter Siddle declared Australia's bowling attack the world's best no fewer than three times

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Hard run-makers revive Australia

Jan 7, 2014: As England's senior batsmen went missing, Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin set the tone for their team to dominate in runs, hundreds and, ultimately, wins

Martin Crowe

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Australia complete 5-0 Ashes sweep

Jan 5, 2014: Michael Clarke was asked at the toss if he knew which two captains had led Australia to 5-0 Ashes clean sweeps. Yes, Warwick Armstrong and Ricky Ponting, he replied. Now there are three

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

England fold as 5-0 beckons

Jan 4, 2014: Right from the moment Alastair Cook padded up to the second ball of the morning and was lbw to Ryan Harris, this was a disastrous day for England. It was the day on which an Australian 5-0 clean sweep became all but inevitable.

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Fearless Haddin is Ashes star turn

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's wicketkeeper has repeatedly been the man of the hour and arguably the man of the series

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Trying to turn six into No. 1

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's top order has been bailed out time and again by Brad Haddin - but they will need to do better if they are going to top the rankings

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

The Ashes 2013-14

Swann retirement helped Rogers

Dec 31, 2013: Chris Rogers was happy to admit that he was the beneficiary of Graeme Swann's sudden exit from Test cricket, after his match-defining innings at the MCG

Daniel Brettig

It's the application, not the talent

Dec 30, 2013: Rarely have we seen turnaround like the one Australia have just effected, but the gulf between the two teams is not as vast as the scoreline might suggest

Mark Nicholas

The Ashes 2013-14

Workaday Rogers sets battling example

Dec 30, 2013: Australia's batting coach Michael Di Venuto wants his charges to adopt the persistent attitude shown by Chris Rogers in the Ashes to find the consistency of the great batsmen

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Rogers' Australia's feelgood story

Dec 29, 2013: At 35, Simon Katich was pensioned off after an Ashes series. At 35, Chris Rogers was recalled for one. He is making the most of his unexpected second chance.

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Rogers and Watson bury hapless England

Dec 29, 2013: This time last year, the thought of Australia's cricketers reaching Sydney with a 4-0 Ashes margin in their pockets seemed about as likely as that of the long discarded Chris Rogers making a century in the Boxing Day Test

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

England bloody Australia at last

Dec 27, 2013: Australia's batsmen demonstrated familiar frailty as they batted second for the first time in the series and lurched to 9 for 164, still 91 behind

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne

Boxing Day passions still running high

Dec 25, 2013: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the MCG

Daniel Brettig
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