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

Clarke sorry for Steyn anger

Mar 5, 2014: Michael Clarke has apologised for his fiery confrontation with Dale Steyn, admitting that he had overstepped the mark

Daniel Brettig 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, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Clarke's two Cape Towns

Mar 2, 2014: Michael Clarke's battling century in this game was a world apart from his glorious counter-attacking 2011 Newlands ton, and he will hope the result of the match has a similar disparity

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

'Overdue' Clarke toasts gutsy 161*

Mar 2, 2014: Michael Clarke has said that he was long overdue a century, after scoring 161 not out to take Australia into a strong position in Cape Town

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Rain intervenes after Clarke passes 150

Mar 2, 2014: On day one it was a test of the body, on day two of the mind. Michael Clarke brought up a hard-fought century after spending 24 balls stuck on 99, but rain halved the second day's play in Cape Town

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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, 1st day

Warner, Clarke get tough

Mar 1, 2014: David Warner and Michael Clarke produced arguably two of their finest knocks to lift Australia into a commanding position in Cape Town

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Clarke guts earns Warne praise

Mar 1, 2014: Michael Clarke chose guts over flair, earning Warne's rich praise for the kind of brave occupation on which Test series victories are won

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

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

Warner and Clarke put Australia on top

Mar 1, 2014: Ordinarily, a near run-a-ball 135 from David Warner, or the sidelining of Dale Steyn with a rare injury would be the defining moment of a day's play

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Clarke needs Watson's best

Feb 28, 2014: To beat South Africa in what he has called the biggest match of Australia's summer and what is arguably the most significant of his captaincy so far, Michael Clarke is looking for a command all-round performance from Shane Watson on his return to the side

Daniel Brettig 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

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Can runs replace talk for captains?

Feb 25, 2014: Neither Graeme Smith or Michael Clarke have been flush with runs in the Test series, but have had a fair bit to say about each other's teams

Firdose Moonda

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

Clarke's form under microscope

Feb 23, 2014: Australia's captain Michael Clarke faced the first pointed questions about his own batting form in the wake of his team's rapid surrender to South Africa in the second Test at St George's Park

Daniel Brettig 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

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, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Watson must bowl - Clarke

Feb 19, 2014: Australia captain Michael Clarke has cast further doubt over Shane Watson's place in the team, confirming that the allrounder will not be considered until he is fit again to bowl

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

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

Red-hot Johnson wants to get even better

Feb 15, 2014: Michael Holding and Michael Clarke were among those who lauded Mitchell Johnson after his destruction of South Africa

Daniel Brettig at Centurion Park

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Clarke's brutish Pretoria welcome

Feb 4, 2014: Robbed of precious practice time in Potchefstroom, the Australia captain had a hair-raising net against the team's fast bowlers on damp pitch

Daniel Brettig

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Clarke accepts SA favourites at home

Jan 31, 2014: South Africa have never beaten Australia since reintegration and, although Australia arrive for their tour on the back of a rousing Ashes win, Michael Clarke has picked the home side as favourites for the series

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