Graeme Smith, one of the most dogged batsmen of his generation, stunned South Africa on Monday by announcing he will retire from international cricket at the end of the ongoing third test against Australia at Newlands.
Dale Steyn, the world`s number one test bowler, says his team mate Morne Morkel will be the player to watch when South Africa play Australia in the series-deciding third test starting at Newlands on Saturday.
Graeme Smith`s South Africa will seek to cross what has become the final frontier for the country`s Test squad when they take on Australia in the series-deciding third and final Test at Newlands from Saturday.
Australia`s dramatic collapse against South Africa at the weekend has drawn inevitable comparisons with their previous test defeat but vanquished coach Darren Lehmann says the two losses were vastly different.
Australian captain Michael Clarke paid tribute to a great spell of fast reverse swing bowling by South Africa`s Dale Steyn after his side were bundled to defeat on the fourth day of the second Test at St George`s Park on Sunday.