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Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel bowl South Africa to rare win in Sri Lanka

South African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting line-up to seal a 153-run win in the first Test.

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South African paceman Morne Morkel the danger man for Australian captain Michael Clarke, says Mike Hussey

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Chloe Saltau Mike Hussey expects his taller compatriot Morne Morkel to pose the Australian captain.

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Morne Morkel cleared of shoulder injury

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South Africa paceman Morne Morkel underwent scans on a right shoulder injury on Thursday morning and was unable to field early on day two of the first Test.

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Slower pitch won't nullify Mitch Johnson threat for second Test: Morne Morkel

On fire ... a resurgent Mitchell Johnson took 12 South African wickets in the first Test.

Jesse Hogan Morne Morkel says South Africa must not assume the expected slower pitch conditions for the second Test in Port Elizabeth will, in isolation, be enough to nullify Mitch Johnson.

South Africa set to chase Australia's top Test ranking

Key man: South African cricket captain Hashim Amla.

Sri Lanka have set South Africa a target of 369 to win the second Test in Colombo and reclaim the number one Test ranking from Australia.

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Mahela Jayawardene saves Sri Lanka with unbeaten century

Acknowledgement: Mahela Jayawardene celebrates his century against South Africa.

Abhaya Srivastava The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Thursday.

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Sri Lankans face fight in first Test against South Africa

Ton up: JP Duminy celebrates his milestone.

Sri Lanka were 0-30 in their first innings at stumps on Thursday's second day of the first Test against South Africa in Galle.

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Dale Steyn rips through Sri Lanka's batting in first Test

Dale Steyn sends Lahiru Thirimanne on his way, caught behind by Quinton de Kock.

Galle, Sri Lanka South African fast bowler Dale Steyn took five wickets as South Africa seizes control on the third day of the first Test.

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James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

Mitchell Johnson strikes to leave South Africa in trouble at stumps

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Jesse Hogan Mitchell Johnson claims three vital wickets in an opening spell at Centurion Park that was as hostile as anything he produced during the Ashes.

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Hashim Amla in bizarre Twenty20 dismissal

Hashim Amla had made a calm 41 before his luck run out.

South African batsman Hashim Amla was involved in one of the most bizarre dismissals seen in international cricket during the Proteas thrilling two-run win over New Zealand at the World Twenty20 in...

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Mitchell Johnson's seven-wicket stunner

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Jesse Hogan Express pace and an awkward action can render technique secondary to preservation.

We walk the line: Clarke defends Australia's Ashes sledging

'There's a line you can't cross': Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke says he and his players understand there is a line you cannot cross, and admits he stepped over it twice.

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Live: South Africa v Australia, First Test Day 2

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Matt Bungard Australia will look to take full advantage of a successful opening day in Centurion after they reached 4-297 at stumps.

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Milestones for Warner, Doolan as Australia thrives in South Africa

David Warner of Australia is congratulated by teammate Alex Doolan.

Jesse Hogan An unbeaten 150-plus partnership between David Warner and Alex Doolan has put Australia on course to set South Africa a mammoth victory target at stumps on day 3.

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Live: South Africa v Australia, First Test Day 3

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Shane Brady Thunderbolts from mother nature brought a premature end to the second day of the first Test at Centurion Park.

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Old-timers connect successors to rich heritage in Baggy Blue

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Geoff Lawson The members of the former NSW players group, the Baggy Blues, who turned up at the SCG on Friday afternoon for the past-players function reckoned they weren't disappointed at not having any cricket...

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Live: South Africa v Australia, First Test Day 4

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David Sygall South Africa had a really poor third day both with the ball and in the field. They will have to bring out their best game to save this Test.

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Mitchell Johnson unstoppable as Australia thrash South Africa to take series lead

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Jesse Hogan The incomparable fast-bowling of Mitch Johnson has inspired Australia to a 281-run thrashing of the world’s number-one Test team, South Africa, on its own turf.

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Is Australia the world's best Test cricket team?

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Will Brodie Clearly Mitchell Johnson is currently the most destructive bowler in world cricket. But is Australia the world's best team? Right now?

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