Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Unfortunately there is no television coverage of the presentation. At least not here. We can confirm that Hashim Amla is the Man of the Match. Michael Clarke is the Man of the Series.

Trawling through twitter, here are some quotes:

Smith: "The guys showed tremendous character in the last two weeks. For us to achieve two series wins is a huge achievement for us. I just want to say to our fans back home, I know you've been waking up early in the morning to watch us. This one's for you."

Clarke: "They are the number one team in the world and have shown throughout this series why they are."

Amla: "I'm glad to have made a contribution. This year has gone well..."

Ricky Ponting, on the guard of honour: "It was an amazing gesture by Graeme and the team, thank you for that."

AB de Villiers tweets: "Now that was very sweet! Hard work paid off. Congrats to Ricky for an amazing career! Inspired me and so many others around the world!"

That's it from us here. Too bad there was no proper coverage of the presentation for most of the viewers around the world.

Thanks for joining us. Thanks for the mails. We'll see you soon. Australia's next assignment is the home Tests against Sri Lanka. South Africa host New Zealand. Cheers!

End of the match: South Africa have beaten Australia at home in consecutive series. Quite phenominal and it;s been quite an incredible series, with only one outright result out of three. Australia were all over the place on the first day at the Gabba but hit back and were the more dominant team through the game. Faf du Plessis played the innings of his life at Adelaide to save what seemed like a certain defeat for South Africa. At Perth, the No.1 Test side was far too good for Australia.

Unfortunately we have lost live pictures but we will try and get you the presentation.

Vikram: "Big fan of RSA cricket, Have endured all the tough times following them,World cup losses..But this is a time to Rejoice..Rankings don't matter to me but series victory in Australia is special..I think they need to strengthen their bowling bench strength if they want to dominate test cricket in the coming years..Kudos Guys..Awesome Job.."

82.5
W
Steyn to Lyon, OUT, Game over! South Africa win by a whopping 309 runs and take the series 1-0 and retain the Test mace. Smith takes his fifth catch of the innings, at first slip, Lyon pokes his bat at it and the thick outside edge goes low to the slips, fitting that the captain himself took the final catch

NM Lyon c Smith b Steyn 31 (47m 43b 6x4 0x6) SR: 72.09

82.4
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run,
82.3
4
Steyn to Lyon, FOUR runs, take that! Good length wide outside off and Lyon gets beside the line and cuts hard past point
82.2
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, stays behind the line and punches it to the off side, Lyon makes a bit of room
82.1
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, good length delivery and he punches it towards cover

END OF OVER:
82 | 8 Runs | AUS: 318/9

  • Mitchell Starc68 (43b)
  • Nathan Lyon27 (38b)
  • Vernon Philander21-8-41-2
  • Dale Steyn22-6-68-2

Pat Cummins tweets: " Halfway, C'mon boys! #315togo"

81.6
0
Philander to Starc, no run, punches it back to the bowler
81.5
4
Philander to Starc, FOUR runs, another four! Lands it on the off stump and he just chips it over mid-on, didn't go through with it but had enough to clear the fielder
81.4
0
Philander to Starc, no run, drifts down the leg side, Philander too looking ragged
81.3
4
Philander to Starc, FOUR runs, shot! Pitched up outside off and Starc has a free swing of the arms and clears mid-on comfortably
81.2
0
Philander to Starc, no run, drifts on the pads and he tries to flick this away and the ball clips his pads and lobs to the off side
81.1
0
Philander to Starc, no run, lands it wide outside off from over the wicket, left alone

These two have added 75 already

END OF OVER:
81 | 8 Runs | AUS: 310/9

  • Nathan Lyon27 (38b)
  • Mitchell Starc60 (37b)
  • Dale Steyn22-6-68-2
  • Faf du Plessis2-0-18-0
80.6
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, stays right back at the crease and defends
80.5
4
Steyn to Lyon, FOUR runs, edged! Well well, this was a sitter for the slips, thick outside edge and it flies past the sea of confusion between Kallis and Smith at third and second slip, nobody moved
80.4
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, stays back and punches it down to mid-on
80.3
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, lands outside off and he leaves it alone

Starc's 50 off 32 is the 2nd fastest by an Australian, beating Bruce Yardly

80.2
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he leaves it alone
80.1
4
Steyn to Lyon, FOUR runs, and the new ball goes scorching to the boundary! Drifts on the body and he clips it with ease over midwicket

They are taking the new ball

END OF OVER:
80 | 10 Runs | AUS: 302/9

  • Mitchell Starc60 (37b)
  • Nathan Lyon19 (32b)
  • Faf du Plessis2-0-18-0
  • Dale Steyn21-6-60-2
79.6
4
du Plessis to Starc, FOUR runs, 300's up! Short and wide outside off and he cuts him past point, poor ball, SA waiting for the mistake
79.5
1
du Plessis to Lyon, 1 run, goes back and tucks it behind square on the on side
79.4
0
du Plessis to Lyon, no run, tossed up down the leg side and he looks to paddle it away and the ball just sails over the stumps
79.3
1
du Plessis to Starc, 1 run, shuffles and clips him to the on side
79.2
0
du Plessis to Starc, no run, goes back and punches to the off side

His highest first class score too

79.1
4
du Plessis to Starc, FOUR runs, getting close to 300 there! Tossed up and Starc comes well forward and pounds it wide of the bowler and non-striker

END OF OVER:
79 | 5 Runs | AUS: 292/9

  • Nathan Lyon18 (30b)
  • Mitchell Starc51 (33b)
  • Dale Steyn21-6-60-2
  • Faf du Plessis1-0-8-0
78.6
0
Steyn to Lyon, no run, lands outside off and he leaves it alone

Australia 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st40EJM CowanDA Warner
2nd41EJM CowanSR Watson
3rd21RT PontingEJM Cowan
4th28MJ ClarkeEJM Cowan
5th58MEK HusseyMJ Clarke
6th10MEK HusseyMS Wade
7th0JW HastingsMS Wade
8th6MG JohnsonJW Hastings
9th31JW HastingsMA Starc
10th87NM LyonMA Starc