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South Africa bring back spinner Tahir for Adelaide Test

November 21, 2012 09:05 IST
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South Africa have brought back spinner Imran Tahir in one of two changes to their team for this week's second Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

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Tahir was left out of the side for the drawn opening test in Brisbane to make way for debutant Rory Kleinveldt in a four-pronged pace attack.

Imran TahirThe other change from the Gabba team sees Faf du Plessis come in for all-rounder JP Duminy, who was sidelined for six months when he ruptured his Achilles tendon during training.

The second Test starts on Thursday.

South Africa's No. 1 Test ranking is on the line in the three-match series, which concludes next week at the WACA in Perth.

Team: Graeme Smith (captain), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Jacques Rudolph, Faf du Plessis, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir.

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