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Inspired South Africa upbeat after demolition of Aussies in Port Elizabeth Test: Smith

SmithPort Elizabeth (South Africa), Feb 24 : Inspired by his side's second Test win over Australia, South Africa captain Graeme Smith has hailed the squad's last session demolition of the Australians, describing it as a great advertisement for Test cricket, proof of his team's mettle and a fantastic fillip for Saturday's series-deciding match in Cape Town.

Smith said that he has been privileged to see the Proteas churning out some terrific wins over the past eight years, and the Port Elizabeth Test 231-run win against the Australians ranks up their with the best, and has left the squad upbeat and inspired to deliver again at Cape Town.

South Africa bread man carts a load of old bull

South AfricaPort Elizabeth - A South African bread delivery man carted a bull on his pick-up for 15 kilometres through the roads of Eastern Cape province after colliding with the animal and sending it somersaulting through the air onto the roof rack.

The collision took place Tuesday in a rural area outside the town of Peddie, which is situated about 50 kilometres west of the coastal city of East London, The Herald newspaper reported.

Police told the newspaper they suspected the driver of animal cruelty when he pulled up at the police station in Peddie with his bovine burden.

Clark rushed to South Africa to bolster depleted Oz squad

Clark rushed to South Africa to bolster depleted Oz squadPort Elizabeth, Apr 12 : Fast bowler Stuart Clark has been rushed to join Australia's one-day squad in South Africa as a replacement for injured pace bowler Brett Geeves.

Clark, who missed all six Tests against South Africa this season because of an elbow injury, will arrive in Port Elizabeth before the fourth one-day international against the Proteas.

However it's unlikely Clark, 33, will play in that match, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Jordaan happy with progress at PE stadium

2010 World Cup LogoPort Elizabeth, South Africa - The Chief Executive Officer of the local organizing committee of the 2010 World Cup (LOC) Danny Jordaan said on Tuesday that he was satisfied with the progress being made in the completion of the stadium in Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth.

The stadium was last year controversially scrapped as one of the venues for this year's Confederations Cup when officials were worried that it would not be ready in time.

Jordaan, who was on a visit to his home town and inspected the stadium, said that he was happy with the progress being made.




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