These Tests will linger in the memory

Who says five-day Tests are boring and on the way out? The Perth and Melbourne Tests were acknowledged as among the finest ever.

Who says five-day Tests are boring and on the way out? The Perth and Melbourne Tests were acknowledged as among the finest ever.

The fortunes of both sides ebbed and flowed but South Africa showed grit and class in fighting back, winning both and taking the series from the world champions.

An enduring memory will be the whole crowd standing to applaud first Dale Steyn and then JP Duminy after their heroic performances against the odds.

The Aussies love fighters and recognised greatness. Even Shane Warne was moved to say that the team exuded confidence and an aura of greatness.

David Quail, Johannesburg

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