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Aaron Finch building first-class case for Test cricket

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Batting alongside Aaron Finch at Lord's was enough to convince Sachin Tendulkar that the stocky Australian opener was on the cusp of Test cricket.

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

Dale Steyn (right) rushes to celebrate with A.B. de Villers (left) after having Lahiru Thirimanne caught in the slips.

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 chase down record total to overcome Australia in tri-series run feast

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Ben Horne South Africa have pulled off the second-biggest run-chase in their one-day international history to sink Australia in their tri-series clash in Harare.

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Aaron Finch bags ton in Australian innings against South Africa

Australia batsman Aaron Finch celebrates a century

Aaron Finch has recorded his fourth one-day international century to lift Australia to a strong position in their tri-series opening clash with South Africa in Harare.

Why Australian cricket is excited about Mitchell Marsh

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Chloe Saltau Mitchell Marsh might be excited about playing a role for the team against South Africa on Wednesday, but the most exciting thing about him is that he is capable of playing two roles. 

Mitchell Marsh stars at no.3 for Australia

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Ben Horne Shane Watson's place in the World Cup picture has become a little less stable, after Mitchell Marsh announced himself as Australia's new no.

Nyumbu is the five-wicket hero for Zimbabwe

John Nyumbu celebrates his five-wicket haul.

Debutant off-spinner John Nyumbu took five wickets on Zimbabwe's Heroes Day to limit South Africa's first innings total but the hosts still face a tall order after the third day of the one-off test...

South Africa defeats Zimbabwe by nine wickets in one-off Test

South African opener Alviro Petersen hits out in the second innings as the Proteas chased 41 for victory.

South Africa has beaten Zimbabwe by nine wickets inside four days in their one-off Test at Harare Sports Club.

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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.

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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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”.

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A new plan of attack

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Ryan Harris The good thing about being a bowler is that you generally get another chance.

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Dale Steyn: I wanted to copy Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson.

South Africa star admits rivals annihilation of his side was motivation.

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Bad luck comes at three batting for Australia

Malcolm Knox The third Test match in Cape Town will round out a period of unequalled intensity for the Australian team, a run of 23 Test matches that started 15 months ago in Brisbane.

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South Africa v Australia, Third Test Day 1

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David Sygall Full, live coverage of the series-deciding Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

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