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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 vs South Africa Cricket Series 2008-09Schedule
- Sat 13 - Sun 14, Dec 2008: Western Australia v South Africans at Perth
- Wed 17 - Sun 21, Dec 2008: 1st Test - Australia v South Africa at Perth
- Fri 26 - Tue 30, Dec 2008: 2nd Test - Australia v South Africa at Melbourne
- Sat 3 - Wed 7, Jan 2009: 3rd Test - Australia v South Africa at Sydney
- Sun 11, Jan 2009 (D/N): 1st Twenty20 - Australia v South Africa Melbourne
- Tue 13, Jan 2009 (D/N): 2nd Twenty20 - Australia v South Africa at Brisbane
- Fri 16, Jan 2009 (D/N): 1st ODI - Australia v South Africa at Melbourne
- Sun 18, Jan 2009: 2nd ODI - Australia v South Africa at Hobart
- Fri 23, Jan 2009 (D/N): 3rd ODI - Australia v South Africa at Sydney
- Mon 26, Jan 2009 (D/N): 4th ODI - Australia v South Africa at Adelaide Oval
- Fri 30, Jan 2009 (D/N): 5th ODI - Australia v South Africa at Perth
New Zealand in Australia Cricket Series 2008
AUS v NZ, 1st Test, Brisbane: Australia thrash New Zealand by 149 runs (AUS 1:0)
Resuming on 143 for six, chasing an unlikely 327 to win, the visitors could only last 10.3 overs on the fourth day. Left-arm pacer Mitchell Johnson finished with his first five-wicket haul (5/39) in Tests, with key wickets of topscorer of both the innings Ross Taylor (75) and captain Daniel Vettori (10) before cleaning up Chris Martin to bundled out the tourists for 177.
The loss also highlighted the proverbial chronicle in New Zealand cricket. They had the advantage during the early part of the Test but missed the opportunity to nail the Aussies with Simon Katich hitting an unbeaten 131 runs to steer Australia from trouble.
New Zealand were up against the odds from the start of their chase. This would have been a record at the Gabba if the Kiwis managed to do the job as the highest run chase was accomplished by home team (236 for seven) against West Indies in 1951-52 series.
Australia in India 2008 Cricket Test Series
India Players Statistics
|Batsman / Innings||I||II||I||II||I||II||I||II|
|Result||IND drew with AUS||IND won by 320 runs||IND drew with AUS||IND won by 172 runs||IND won the Series 2-0|
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 5: India thrash Australia by 172 runs to regain Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Australia was bowled out for 209 on the final afternoon as they chased an unlikely 382 to suffer their first Test series defeat since the 2005 Ashes in England. It was also India's first Test series win over Australia in seven years as they clinched the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma was named man of the series. Matthew Hayden alone sustained his team's slim hopes with a bold 77.
Off spinner Harbhajan Singh was the highest wicket-taker with 4 for 64, while leg spinner Amit Mishra (3 for 27) and Sharma (2 for 31) provided valuable support.
IND v AUS, 4th Test, Nagpur, Day 5: India 411 & 295 beat Australia 355 & 209 by 172 runs
IND v AUS, 3rd Test, Delhi, Day 5: India drew with Australia
Legspinner Kumble declared India's second innings at 208-5 shortly after tea and then opened the bowling in his farewell to the game.
When the match was halted 15 overs early, and a draw inevitable, Australia was 31-0 chasing a target of 245.
IND v AUS, 3rd Test, Delhi, Day 5: India 613 for 7 dec & 208 for 5 dec drew with Australia 577 & 31 for 0
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Australia will play 4 Tests during the Indian tour starting October 02, 2008.Get the latest news of Australia's 2008-09 India Tour →
New Zealand will play 5 ODIs, 2 Tests and one T20 during the Australian tour starting November 13, 2008.Get the latest news of New Zealand's 2008-09 Australia Tour →