23 Dec 2008

Weight of history now on Australia

9:46 am on 23 December 2008

The Australian cricketers are confronting the weight of history, which they must create if they are to beat South Africa.

Australia's shock defeat in the first Test in Perth means Ricky Ponting's side must bounce back from a deficit if they are to win the series but they've never won a three-match series after losing the opening game.