Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

The 'Ponting Age' has truly begun

The headwear gave them away. Ricky Ponting and Phillip Hughes sat together after Australia's win in Durban and the most obvious sign of the generational gap that divides them was the state of their baggy green caps

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Expectation had nothing to do with loss - Smith

The headwear gave them away. Ricky Ponting and Phillip Hughes sat together after Australia's win in Durban and the most obvious sign of the generational gap that divides them was the state of their baggy green caps

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Some catchin, lovin, and joggin

Plays of the day for the fifth day of the second Test between South Africa and Australia in Durban

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Proud of how we bounced back - Ponting

Ricky Ponting has captained Australia to an Ashes clean sweep and two World Cup triumphs but never has he been prouder of his players than after they wrapped up their series victory in South Africa

Day 4

583dThe Bulletin by Alex Brown

Australia stay No. 1 after series win

An emphatic series win in South Africa will imbue Australia with confidence that, after a harrowing six-month search, they have uncovered a crop of cricketers capable of competing with the world's best

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Amla confident of SA playing out final day

South Africa have good memories of a Jacques batting throughout the final day of a Test to salvage a draw against Australia. Three years ago in Perth it was Jacques Rudolph, in Kingsmead this time, they are up against Jacques Kallis

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Australia miss full-time spinner

The lack of a full-time slow bowler to tie down an end for long chunks of the day while also probing for wickets could prove detrimental to an Australian attack full of young and heavily burdened bodies

Day 3

583dThe Bulletin by Alex Brown

Hughes and Ponting punish South Africa

Phillip Hughes has positioned Australia for victory and himself for celebrity. Just 11 days removed from posting a fourth-ball duck in his maiden Test innings, Hughes broke George Headley's 79-year-old record to become the youngest batsman in history to s

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

South Africa face uphill battle

The situation is not pretty for South Africa. There are two days to play, they have a 506-run deficit, their captain Graeme Smith won't come out at the top of the innings as he nurses a fractured hand and rain is unlikely to save them

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Australia have their 'Phil', and how

Don Bradman on Friday. George Headley on Sunday. It's a shame Test matches don't span three innings per team or Phillip Hughes could have tried to knock off Garfield Sobers on Tuesday

Day 2

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Australia look to avoid a Melbourne

If Johannesburg began as the mirror image of Perth until a changed ending, the second Test in Durban is starting to resemble the corresponding match in Melbourne

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Injured Smith unlikely for third Test

South Africa's captain Graeme Smith will almost certainly miss thethird Test in Cape Town after suffering a fracture to his right handduring South Africa's first innings at Kingsmead

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Pace is back

Dale Steyn is the world's No. 1-ranked fast man and Mitchell Johnson is second on the list and on day two in Durban they showed that a fast-bowling community screaming out for new stars is in good hands

Day 1

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Flat South Africa slow off the blocks

In the first two sessions of the opening day the South Africans' minds were elsewhere when they should have been focused on making a bold statement to give their series a much-needed boost

583dBrydon Coverdale in Durban

Hot shots and Hot Spot

Brydon Coverdale presents the plays of the day from day one in Durban

Others

583dAlex Brown

The dead rubber that transformed a team

A dead rubber it may have been, but the victory in Sydney provided Australia's rookies with invaluable self-affirmation of their abilities at international level

South Africa 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st63ND McKenzieHM Amla
2nd17JH KallisHM Amla
3rd187JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th12JP DuminyAB de Villiers
5th20MV BoucherJP Duminy
6th8MV BoucherPL Harris
7th38MV BoucherM Morkel
8th18DW SteynM Morkel
9th7M NtiniDW Steyn