- Tag results for Australia vs South Africa
Du Plessis, who once referred to the Australians as being "like a pack of wild dogs", said he revelled in the confrontation and urged them not to totally abandon traits that had brought them so much s
The series is all square with the Proteas winning the opening game by six wickets and Australia snapping their seven-game losing streak to clinch the second in Adelaide by seven runs.
Set 232 to win, the Proteas could only manage 224-9 in their 50 overs, leaving the series tied at 1-1 with the decider in Hobart on Sunday.
Set 232 to win, the Proteas could only manage 224-9 in their 50 overs, leaving the series tied at 1-1 with the decider in Hobart on Sunday
A well-organised South Africa, whose fast bowlers led by Dale Steyn were devastating in Perth, have made one change with Dwaine Pretorius coming in for all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo.
Finch knows he needs to lead from the front and has turned to master technician Greg Chappell, an exceptional all-rounder, for guidance.
Skipper Aaron Finch bizarrely opted to open the bowling with Coulter-Nile alongside Hazlewood instead of Starc.
The Proteas opted for a four-pronged pace attack on a fast pitch and after winning the toss and choosing to bowl it quickly paid dividends with Australia soon in trouble.
He is the second experienced batsman to miss the tour because of injury after Hashim Amla
Among the five debutants are Queensland trio Michael Neser, Brendan Doggett and Marnus Labuschagne, South Australia's Travis Head and Victoria's Aaron Finch.
Australian cricketer Peter Handscomb denied that he was involved in ball-tampering during the Test series against South Africa in March.
There will be three enforced changes in the Australian batting line-up as the tourists seek to avoid the first series loss by Australia in South Africa since 1970.
Amid ball-tampering scandal, Queensland opener Matt Renshaw to join Australian Test squad in South Africa
Test captain Steve Smith has been suspended by the ICC for the fourth Test and Cameron Bancroft copped three demerit points and a 75 per cent match fee deduction.
Television footage appeared to show Bancroft take on object out of his pocket while fielding on the third day of the Test at Newlands.
The Australian cricket team laid an official complaint over what coach Lehmann labelled disgraceful behaviour by spectators.