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   Monday, 20 January, 2003, 12:53 GMT
Ricky Ponting Ponting seeks all-round improvement
Australian skipper Ricky Ponting identifies the need to find a quality all-rounder as a priority ahead of next year's World Cup.
Australia have beaten SA 13 times this season Australia 'raise the benchmark'
South Africa captain Shaun Pollock pays tribute to Australia at the end of a marathon series between the two sides.
Nicky Boje weighed in with both the bat and the ball for the South Africans Boje puts Aussies in a spin
Nicky Boje leads the way in the final ODI as South Africa beat Australia by 65 runs to record their first win of the series.
Rhodes rises in ratings
Jonty Rhodes recent form with the bat sees the South African jump to sixth in the one-day international player ratings.
SA consider new strategy
Top South African players, past and present, are called to a meeting to discuss ways of halting the national team's run of poor results.
Clash of the Titans
Full list of results and fixtures for the Test and one-day series between Australia and South Africa.
Australia increase SA agony
Australia deny South Africa any respite with a record-breaking victory in the sixth one-day international.
Australia clinch series
Adam Gilchrist hammers a century as Australia beat South Africa by eight wickets in the fifth ODI to take an unassailable lead in the series.
Ponting pounds SA
Australia are too hot to handle for South Africa in the fourth ODI at Bloemfontein, thanks to a century from captain Ricky Ponting.
Aussies fight back for thrilling tie
A dramatic last-wicket partnership gives Australia their third tied game with South Africa in three years.
Australia collect second win
Jimmy Maher hits 95 as Australia beat South Africa by 45 runs, taking a 2-0 series lead in the process.
Klusener fireworks not enough
Australia beat South Africa by 19 runs in the first one-day international despite a blazing 83 from Lance Klusener.
Durban delight for SA
South Africa avoid a series whitewash against Australia by winning the third and final Test by five wickets.
Ponting inspires Australia win
Australia win the second Test and the series against South Africa thanks to a fine century from Ricky Ponting.
Australia crush South Africa
Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath blitz South Africa's batsmen as Australia claim the second biggest win in Test history.
Rhodes leads to victory
Jonty Rhodes hits 61 not out as South Africa take the VB Series with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Sydney.
Ntini nails New Zealand
Pace bowler Makhaya Ntini's five wickets take South Africa to a 1-0 lead over New Zealand in the best-of-three VB Series finals.
Kallis frustrates Aussies
Australia beat South Africa by 33 runs in Perth but fail to qualify for the VB Series final after Jacques Kallis scores an unbeaten 105.
Australia seal clean sweep
Australia beat South Africa by 10 wickets to claim a 3-0 series win in the third Test at Sydney.
Dominant Australia take series win
Australia beat South Africa by nine wickets to take the second Test - and the series - in Melbourne.
Waugh delight as Aussies power on
Australia captain Steve Waugh revels in an outstanding team display as South Africa are crushed in the first Test.
Wisden honours Aussie trio
Adam Gilchrist, Damien Martyn and Jason Gillespie are among Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year.
Donald quits Test stage
South African fast bowler Allan Donald retires from Test cricket after taking 330 wickets in 72 appearances.
Waugh axed from one-day squad
Australia drop Mark Waugh for the series against South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Ponting is new Australia captain
Ricky Ponting is the new Australian one-day cricket captain in succession to Steve Waugh.
Pollock disputes Ontong selection
Graeme Pollock hits out at the South African board for over-ruling selectors and picking Justin Ontong for the Sydney Test.
Thunder rumbles again
At the end of a season of woe for South Africa there some good news, with the return to training of pace prospect Mfuneko Ngam.
Maher takes his turn
BBC Sport Online profiles Jimmy Maher after two team-leading performances in his comeback series against South Africa.
SA hopes rest on Rhodes
South Africa are looking for a boost from the charismatic Jonty Rhodes after a difficult tour of Australia so far.
Defeat highlights Pollock weakness
Captain Shaun Pollock's tactical naivety has come under scrutiny during South Africa's series defeat to Australia.
Another door closes
BBC Sport Online looks at the way politics have intervened for a second time to deny Jacques Rudolph a Test debut.
Lefties win opening argument
Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer have quickly established themselves as an opening partnership of considerable quality.

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