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Australia vs South Africa: Proteas' Lungi Ngidi expecting tough challenge from Aaron Finch and Co in ODI series
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Australia vs South Africa: Proteas' Lungi Ngidi expecting tough challenge from Aaron Finch and Co in ODI series

Lungi Ngidi believes Australia’s batting unit is replete with big hitters, while Aaron Finch is particularly ‘dangerous’ and will provide South Africa with stiff competition upfront.

Aaron Finch excited by presence of rookies in new-look Australia squad ahead of England one-dayers
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Aaron Finch excited by presence of rookies in new-look Australia squad ahead of England one-dayers

Aaron Finch believes a new-look Australia have everything to gain and little to lose when they face 2019 World Cup hosts England in an upcoming one-day international series.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: A proven match-winner, David Warner should look to return a better man after serving ban
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: A proven match-winner, David Warner should look to return a better man after serving ban

Cricket will survive without Warner, of course, but it would be sad if the 31-year-old, with much good cricket left in him, were never to play the game seriously again.

South Africa vs Australia: Visitors' strategy of 'mental disintegration' backfired in disastrous tour
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South Africa vs Australia: Visitors' strategy of 'mental disintegration' backfired in disastrous tour

For close to two decades, Australia embraced a culture of swearing, abusing, mouthing profanities and intimidating opponents, to facilitate ‘mental disintegration’.

South Africa vs Australia: Vernon Philander gets his mojo back, destroys visitors in eight-over mastery of seam
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South Africa vs Australia: Vernon Philander gets his mojo back, destroys visitors in eight-over mastery of seam

On Tuesday morning, it took South Africa 17 overs — eight of them bowled by Philander — to knock over the seven remaining Australian wickets for just 31 additional runs

South Africa vs Australia: Tim Paine says a change in culture of team is essential
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South Africa vs Australia: Tim Paine says a change in culture of team is essential

Australia captain Tim Paine believes a change in culture for a team “with our heads in the sand” will be the biggest positive to take from an otherwise dismal 3-1 Test series loss to South Africa.

South Africa vs Australia: In battle of world-class attacks, tough runs and off-field drama helped Proteas register historic win
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South Africa vs Australia: In battle of world-class attacks, tough runs and off-field drama helped Proteas register historic win

Australia had landed in South Africa to continue their phenomenal record in the Rainbow nation, but by the end of the third Test, their captain, vice-captain, opening batsmen had departed the country before the fourth Test began.

South Africa vs Australia: Tim Paine says ball-tampering scandal had major effect on team's performance
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South Africa vs Australia: Tim Paine says ball-tampering scandal had major effect on team's performance

The fall-out from Australia’s ball-tampering scandal had a major effect on the performance of the team, new captain Tim Paine said after his team were thrashed by 492 runs in the fourth Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Tuesday.

South Africa vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test, Day 5 at Johannesburg: Hosts win by 492 runs; claim series 3-1
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South Africa vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test, Day 5 at Johannesburg: Hosts win by 492 runs; claim series 3-1

Catch the live score and updates from the final day's action of the 4th Test between South Africa and Australia

South Africa vs Australia: Dean Elgar casts doubts on visitors keeping up new-found 'nice guy' image
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South Africa vs Australia: Dean Elgar casts doubts on visitors keeping up new-found 'nice guy' image

Elgar said, "It's definitely the most docile Test (against Australia) since I played Test cricket. I'm pretty sure it's not going to last very long."

South Africa vs Australia: Morne Morkel strikes twice as Proteas inch closer to series win in Johannesburg
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South Africa vs Australia: Morne Morkel strikes twice as Proteas inch closer to series win in Johannesburg

A heavily-strapped Morne Morkel made two breakthroughs as South Africa pushed for victory on the fourth day of the fourth Test against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday.

Highlights South Africa vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 at Johannesburg, Full Cricket Score: Hosts need 7 wickets for series win
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Highlights South Africa vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 4 at Johannesburg, Full Cricket Score: Hosts need 7 wickets for series win

Live scores and updates of day 4 of the fourth Test between South Africa and Australia in Johannesburg.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: South Africa's Jacques Kallis says incident a wake-up call for international cricket
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: South Africa's Jacques Kallis says incident a wake-up call for international cricket

"It's just made players all around the world aware that you have to be careful of what you do. So like I said, it's going to be a big wake up call," said Kallis.

South Africa vs Australia: Pat Cummins lives up to the potential he showed on debut with second five-for at Wanderers
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South Africa vs Australia: Pat Cummins lives up to the potential he showed on debut with second five-for at Wanderers

Pat Cummins showed that he has what it takes to be a perfect Test match bowler. At times, he has even outclassed the more experienced bowlers in the Australian side.

South Africa vs Australia: Proteas in driver's seat after visitors fail with both bat and ball on Day 2
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South Africa vs Australia: Proteas in driver's seat after visitors fail with both bat and ball on Day 2

South Africa moved closer to a series win as Australia slumped to 110 for six at the end of the second day in reply to the imposing first-innings total of 488 made by the hosts.

Highlights South Africa vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 2 at Johannesburg: Hosts run through visitors' top order to remain in control
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Highlights South Africa vs Australia, 4th Test, Day 2 at Johannesburg: Hosts run through visitors' top order to remain in control

Catch Live score and ball-by-ball commentary of Day 2 of the 4th Test between South Africa and Australia at Johannesburg

Australia ball-tampering scandal: Pakistan pace legends defend reverse swing, call it 'art' and not cheating
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: Pakistan pace legends defend reverse swing, call it 'art' and not cheating

Pakistan's masters of reverse-swinging a cricket ball have unanimously defended it as an "art" which can be achieved without the tampering that ended in shameful bans for three Australian players.

Australia ball-tampering scandal: David Warner apologises for mistake; admits he may never play for his country again
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Australia ball-tampering scandal: David Warner apologises for mistake; admits he may never play for his country again

Former Australia vice-captain David Warner apologised in tears Saturday for his role in ball-tampering but said he may appeal his 12-month ban in the latest emotional public appearance over the scandal.

South Africa vs Australia: Aiden Markram's sublime ton puts hosts in driver's seat despite late stumble
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South Africa vs Australia: Aiden Markram's sublime ton puts hosts in driver's seat despite late stumble

Markram was the anchor for the innings, hitting 17 fours and a six on his way to a fourth career century to go with three fifties in 17 Test innings as he scored all around the ground.

South Africa vs Australia: Mitchell Starc misses 4th Test due to stress fracture; set to skip IPL 2018
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South Africa vs Australia: Mitchell Starc misses 4th Test due to stress fracture; set to skip IPL 2018

Australia's injury-prone fast bowler Mitchell Starc was on Friday ruled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) due to a stress fracture in his right leg, dealing a blow to his franchise Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) prospects.