Proteas in Australia

SA should bed down at No 1

2012-12-03 14:03
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See a video of the Proteas giving Ricky Ponting a fitting send-off to the end of his international cricket career.

Cape Town – The way seems promisingly clear for Graeme Smith’s increasingly steely South African Test side to nail down their top-ranked status in the world for an extended period.

The Proteas currently boast a six-point gap over the second-ranked English, who are in the midst of a four-Test series in India but will not make significant inroads into the South African supremacy even if they win the four-Test series currently locked at 1-1.

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South Africa, for their part, finally have the satisfaction of coming home, in more ways than one, given that their next two series are on our soil, and against teams who have never before prevailed here – New Zealand and Pakistan.

 

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