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Australia will play 5 ODIs & 2 T20s, followed by 3 test matches during the South Africa tour starting February 26 2009.Get the latest news of Australia's 2009 South Africa Tour →
South Africa vs Australia Cricket Series 2009Schedule
- Thu 26, Feb - Mon 2, March 2009: South Africa v Australia 1st Test at Johannesburg
- Fri 6 - Tue 10, March 2009: South Africa v Australia 2nd Test at Durban
- Thu 19 - Mon 23, March 2009: South Africa v Australia 3rd Test Cape Town
- Fri 27, March 2009(D/N): South Africa v Australia 1st T20 at Johannesburg
- Sun 29, March 2009(D/N): South Africa v Australia 2nd T20 at Centurion
- Fri 3, April 2009(D/N): South Africa v Australia 1st ODI Durban
- Sun 5, April 2009: South Africa v Australia 2nd ODI Centurion
- Thu 9, April 2009(D/N): South Africa v Australia 3rd ODI at Cape Town
- Mon 13, April 2009: South Africa v Australia 4th ODI at Port Elizabeth
- Fri 17, April 2009(D/N): South Africa v Australia 5th ODI at Johannesburg
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Australia v South Africa Cricket Series 2009
AUS v SA, 2nd T20, Centurion: South Africa beat Australia to clinch series (SA 2:0)
The Proteas captain took two wickets for 16 runs and was given good support from debutants Yusuf Abdullah (one for 16) and Roelof van der Merwe (one for 30), while Johann Louw (two for 36) also chipped in as the visitors were limited to 139 for eight. Van der Merwe also made a useful contribution with the bat, slamming 48 from only 30 deliveries as the hosts posted 156 for five.
AUS v SA, 2nd T20, Centurion: South Africa 156-5 (20.0 overs) beat Australia 139-8 (20.0 overs) by 17 runs
AUS v SA, 1st T20, Johannesburg: South Africa beat Australia by four wickets (SA 1:0)
South Africa finished on 168-6 in reply to Australia's 166-7 to go 1-0 up in the two-match series. The second game will be played at Centurion on Sunday.
Earlier, David Hussey smashed 88 not out off 44 balls to guide Australia to a defendable total. He smacked five fours and six sixes after coming to the wicket with the score on 16-2. The only other Australian batsman to make a meaningful contribution was opener David Warner, who hit four fours and a six to score 38.
AUS v SA, 1st T20, Johannesburg: South Africa 168-6 (19.2 overs) beat Australia 166-7 (20.0 overs) by 4 wickets
AUS v SA, 3rd Test, Cape Town: South Africa wins third Test but loses series (AUS 2:1)
Harris claimed 6-127 off 42.5 overs as Australia was dismissed for 422 after tea on the fourth day at Newlands despite Mitchell Johnson hitting 11 fours and five sixes to score 123 not out off 103 balls and add 163 with Andrew McDonald (68). Harris won the man-of-the-match award after becoming the first South African spinner in 44 years to claim five or more wickets in an innings in a home Test.
Johnson, who was selected as the player of the series after taking 16 wickets and scoring 255 runs, scored his maiden Test ton with a six off Dale Steyn. He had missed out on a century in the first Test when Australia's first innings ended with him on 96 not out.
AUS v SA, 3rd Test, Cape Town: South Africa 651 beat Australia 209 & 422 by an innings and 20 runs
AUS v SA, 2nd Test, Durban: Australia claim series win (AUS 2:0)
The hosts, needing an improbable 546 to win and level the best-of-three contest, finished on 370 for nine, with captain Graeme Smith unable to bat after fracturing his little finger.
South Africa started the final day on 244 for two but the early loss of Jacques Kallis for 93 effectively ended their hopes. Peter Siddle and Simon Katich took three wickets each for the tourists, who have avenged their loss to the Proteas on home soil earlier this year.
AUS v SA, 2nd Test, Durban: Australia 352 & 331-5 beat South Africa 138-9 & 370-9 by 175 runs
AUS v SA, 1st Test, Johannesburg: Australia beat South Africa by 162 runs (AUS 1:0)
South Africa was bowled out for 291, well short of their victory target of 454. Man-of-the-match Mitchell Johnson, who took eight wickets in the match and hit 96 not out in Australia's first innings, finished off the Proteas by bowling Dale Steyn. Earlier, Peter Siddle took his third wicket with the dismissal of Paul Harris. Johnson finished with figures of 4-112, while Siddle took 3-46.
Australia had claimed three wickets in the middle session for the addition of only 42 runs when the South Africa batsmen could not keep out the opposition's fired-up bowlers. The Aussie seamers relied on short-pitched bowling to put the batsmen under pressure. The ploy accounted for the prize wicket of JP Duminy, caught in the slips off Siddle for 29, and when Mark Boucher was bowled by a beauty from Hilfenhaus for 24 five overs later, the last of the recognized batsmen was out.
AUS v SA, 1st Test, Johannesburg: Australia 466 & 207 beat South Africa 220 & 291 by 162 runs
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AUS v NZ, Twenty20, Sydney: Australia beat New Zealand by a run in T20 thriller
Chasing 151, New Zealand came close to overwhelming the target before losing McCullum at a crucial juncture and eventually finishing at 149 for five wickets. Needing 14 runs off the last over of the bowling of Nathan Bracken, Nathan McCullum (10 not out) -- Brendon's elder brother -- hit a four and a six off the last two balls but that was still not enough in the end.
Earlier, a Brad Haddin-led Australia got off to a brisk start before losing momentum and it took useful contributions from David Hussey (41), Adam Voges (26) and David Warner (23) to reach a modest total of 150 for seven. Chasing 151, New Zealand got off to a wobbly start after Peter Siddle removed in-form Martin Guptill (0) and Peter Fulton (1) off successive overs to reduce the visitors to 12 for two.
However, Brendon McCullum and Neil Broom (36) steadied the rocking Kiwi boat with a 61-run stand in eight-odd overs which put the visitors back on the track.
AUS v NZ, Twenty20, Sydney: Australia 150-7 (20.0 overs) beat New Zealand 149-5 (20.0 overs) by 1 run
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Australia and Pakistan will play 5 ODI's and One T20 during the UAE tour starting April 22 2009.Get the latest news of Australia and Pakistan's 2009 UAE Tour →
Pakistan v Australia Cricket Series at UAE 2009Schedule
- Wed 22, April 2009: Pakistan v Australia 1st ODI at Dubai
- Fri 24, April 2009: Pakistan v Australia 2nd ODI at Dubai
- Mon 27, April 2009: Pakistan v Australia 3rd ODI at Abu Dhabi
- Fri 01, May 2009: Pakistan v Australia 4th ODI at Abu Dhabi
- Sun 03, May 2009: Pakistan v Australia 5th ODI at Abu Dhabi
- Thu 07, May 2009: Pakistan v Australia Twenty20 at Dubai
South Africa will play 5 ODIs, 3 Tests and two T20s during the Australian tour starting December 13, 2008.Get the latest news of South Africa's 2008-09 Australia Tour →
Australia will play 4 Tests during the Indian tour starting October 02, 2008.Get the latest news of Australia's 2008-09 India Tour →