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2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v South Africa: Old rivals still go hard

Before Australia’s World Cup semi-final clash against England tonight, Sean Mortell reviews their last game against South Africa and details what may change for tonight’s line-up

ODI – Australia v South Africa: Proteas too good at Blundstone Arena, but Australia start remembering how to play the game

Mark Duffett took the pushie to Blundstone Arena and found the best park in the world before watching Australia chase the Proteas’ challenging total.

ODI – Australia v South Africa: Worth the drive from Mildura

Citrus Bob Utber drives from Mildura to Adelaide to see how the troubled Australian team is going first hand. He is part of a small-ish crowd who see a much-imporved performance form the Australians.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 4: Phoenix or dead cat?

With a favorable result, Day 4 restored some pride to Australian Cricket while John Butler can now look towards the series against Pakistan with more expectation than a week ago.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 4: The newbies get the chocolates

Citrus Bob Utber gets the revamped Australians home and analyses the performance of the new chums. [Well played Citrus Bob – JTH]

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 3: Debuts

Day 3 of an intriguing Adelaide Test and Dave Brown is thankful for Faf du Plessis… and electronic devices

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 3: Not bad, this Test cricket

Citrus Bob Utber describes yet another day when Test cricket has shown itself to be the king of cricket.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 2: Usman leads as Australia takes command

Our very own debutant, Scana, made it through to stumps on a day dominated by Usman Khwaja.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 2: Good, tight Test cricket as Ussie holds it together

Citrus Bob Utber is loving the Adelaide Oval precinct, and the cricket. The Australians, with Ussie the sheet anchor, take the lead in a hard-fought Test. While Citrus picks his side of best players not to have played in a Test match.

And don’t forget Saturday brunch.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 1: The Mid-Strength on the Hill

Dave Brown takes in Day 1 of the Adelaide Test from the grass of the hill, recalling hills of Tests past

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, Day 1: Absorbing Cricket

The Australians stick at it all day, take good early wickets, but the Proteas rally. Then controversy arrives. Citrus Bob was at the Adelaide Oval.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test: Call for writers

The Adelaide Test begins on Thursday. Let’s cover the game in style at the Footy Almanac. Pick a day.

Australia v South Africa – Adelaide Test, pre-game: Agile, innovative, creative selection

Alright Australian squad – acknowledge your luck, look after each other and have a crack. That’s David Wilson’s message to the unrecognisables. And their teammates. What a time to be alive.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test Day 4: Of Aesop’s goose, motivation and whose team is this anyway?

Day 4 in Hobart was a debacle. Overheard* at Blundstone Arena; just one of many awkward conversations concerning a torn and frayed Australian cricket scene (*imagined). This is the theatrical expression of some of what has been discussed on this site, but takes things a little further and considers cricket and T20 cricket as competing codes. Thought-provoking. [A lot of these taking place this week. – Ed].

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 4: Humiliation in Hobart

Citrus Bob looks ahead to the Adelaide Test after the Second Test debacle. The selectors could do worse than pick Bob’s XI (and already have, according to many)

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 3: De Kock ton, Hazlewood’s sixfa, and Khawaja’s steel, as the Australians survive

Citrus Bob Utber is happy to record something of an Australian fightback thanks to Josh Hazlewood and Usman Khawaja. But our correspondent is already focusing on Australian selection for Adelaide.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 1: Oops We did it again

On the first day of a new Test match, many questions were asked of Australia’s batting, Mick Jeffrey had a few of his own on junior development of the game.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 2: A great day for Australia as the heavens open at Blundstone Arena

Plenty to ruminate over as the rain forces the cricketers and the spectators inside. Much pontification. Citrus Bob Utber has been chatting to all and sundry in and around Blundstone Arena.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test Day 2: What Did You Do Instead?

Rain stopped play, all day. What did you do with the extra time (if any) that this afforded?

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test Day 1: Weight of expectation from leaden skies

The much-forecast rain, by and large, never turned up on Day 1 at Blundstone Arena. Unfortunately, neither did Australia’s batting, S Smith the honourable exception playing the quintessential captain’s knock.