With the 1st ever series victory in Oz already clinched for South Africa, Australia needed 1 wicket to win the final test. Graeme Smith had broken his hand earlier in the match, and there really was no need for him to come out and fight for the draw as the series was already won. He did though, and while he got bowled by an unplayable delivery from Johnson, that moment still sticks out the most for me when I think about the career of Graeme Smith. It sums up the type of character and captain he was perfectly.
Graeme Smith has announced that this 3rd and final test match vs Australia will be his last, and I will remember him for moments like this one, because he might not be the best player SA have ever had, he might not be the most popular player SA has ever had, but he definitely is one of, if not THE best captain the Proteas have ever had.