Cricket: Bold Waugh stands defiant

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Mark Waugh survived four chances and a controversial umpiring decision to score an unbeaten century yesterday as he helped Australia save the third Test in Adelaide for a 1-0 series win over South Africa.

Needing to bat through the final day to seal the series, Australia clawed their way to 227 for 7 when play ended, with Waugh on 115. In a tense final session of play, he was dropped four times and defiantly stood his ground despite hitting his stumps, prompting a vociferous appeal by the South Africans.

The appeal, however, was turned down by the third umpire, Steve Davis, provoking several minutes of dissent.

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