A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking at Australia beating South Africa by two wickets in the second and final Test, courtesy of a nerveless performance on debut from 18-year-old Patrick Cummins in Johannesburg.
All-rounders Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson have undergone scans in Johannesburg to assess the extent of injuries that they picked up during the econd and final Test against South Africa.
Johnson was able to bat on despite injuring the big toe on his left foot, helping Australia take a series-levelling two-wicket win, while Watson was unable to bowl after aggravating a hamstring injury on the first day.
It is from the enthralling second Test between South Africa and Australia that this week's Cricket World Player of the Week comes. Patrick Cummins, on his Test debut no less, took six for 79 in the second innings to give his side a chance of victory and of levelling the two-match series against the hosts South Africa. That followed his economical haul of one for 38 from 15 overs in the first innings and helped him emerge as Australia's most impressive bowler.
Brad Haddin shared half-century partnerships with Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson before debutant Patrick Cummins hit the winning runs to edge Australia to a series-squaring two-wicket win over South Africa on the last day of the second and final Test in Johannesburg.
Haddin's ninth half-century - and third against South Africa - ensured Australia were able to hit back following a five-wicket defeat in the opening Test as they closed on 310 for eight.
Unbeaten centuries from Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers engineered a South African recovery and enabled them to close day three of the second and final Test against Australia in Johannesburg 199 runs ahead.
Australia took the honours in the first session with three wickets as South Africa began their second innings but thereafter they were thwarted by an unbroken 139-run partnership between Amla and de Villiers for the fourth wicket.
Australia continued the pattern set by both teams of collapsing once well-set as they were dismissed for 296 in reply to South Africa's 266 on day two of the second and final Test in Johannesburg.
They were racing along at 174 without loss as openers Shane Watson and Phillip Hughes both made scores of 88 but would subsequently lose eight wickets for 103 as they gained a slender 30-run lead on first innings.
It stands to reason that it is a bowler who takes this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award. Shane Watson starred during South Africa's dismal first innings total of 96, ending with figures of five for 17, to spark a dramatic collapse to seemingly turn the match in Australia's favour.
In association with bet365 John Pennington and Jim White make their cricket (and rugby) predictions ahead of another busy busy weekend.
Hear their thoughts on the second ODI between Zimbabwe and New Zealand (will it be a sporting double for the all blacks?), the fourth ODI between England And India (are India heading for a 5-0 whitewash) and the second ODI between Australia and South Africa.