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Tasmania to honour home hero in Hobart

Newly retired Ricky Ponting would receive a tribute during next week's opening test against Sri Lanka, Cricket Tasmania said yesterday.

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 3:04am

Sports Digest, December 3, 2012

Australia left with mountain to climb

3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

S. Africa survive nervy start against Australia in cricket test

Australia's David Warner avoids a high ball from South Africa's Dale Steyn during the first day's play of the third test. Photo: Reuters

South Africa hit back with two wickets after Australia's second-string pace attack dismissed the Proteas on a dramatic opening day of the third and final test at the WACA Ground yesterday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Proteas were bundled out for 225 despite more heroics from Adelaide test hero Faf du Plessis in a match that will decide the top-ranked nation.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:47am

Ponting hopes to end run of ducks against Proteas

Ricky Ponting is hoping a return to the Adelaide Oval, his favoured hunting ground, will kill his run of ducks against South Africa in tomorrow's second test.

The former test skipper was out for nought in Australia's massive first innings of 565 for five declared in last week's drawn first Brisbane test - his third duck in four test innings against the Proteas.

21 Nov 2012 - 1:01am

South Africa rue missed opportunity after drawing first test with Australia

Skipper Graeme Smith said South Africa had a few things to work on before next week's second test in Adelaide after fighting for a draw with Australia in the Gabba opener yesterday.

14 Nov 2012 - 1:12am

South Africa faces tough test in Australia over top ranking

South Africa faces tough test in Australia over top ranking

South Africa's number one world ranking is on the line in a mouthwatering test series against an in-form Australia team that starts at Brisbane's Gabba tomorrow.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:17am