Australia and South Africa to battle it out for the top spot in Tests

South Africa and Australia shall clash for the right to be the top ranked Test team when they face off in the third Test in Perth which starts on Friday.

updated: November 28, 2012 10:22 IST
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Perth: South Africa and Australia will both be forced to call on fringe players when the number one ranking in Test cricket goes on the line in the final Test starting on Friday in Perth.

After a tame draw in the series opener in Brisbane, South Africa's batting heroics in Adelaide, led by a defiant unbeaten century from debutant Faf du Plessis, ensured the second Test also ended all-square despite a tense and dramatic last day.

And it means both sides will tread the WACA ground with the chance to end the series as the top team in Test cricket.

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