Australian Cricketers one nil in Africa.

Australian Cricketers go one nil up, as Mitchel Johnson destroys the South African Batting.

MitchellJohnson1After the Australian batsmen put their team into a winning position, when Captain Michael Clark declared Australia’s second innings at 4-290, leaving South Africa a record 482 runs to win the match, Mitchell Johnson spear-headed an Australian attack which bundled the South Africans out for just 200.

It was South Africa’s, the number one test side in the world, worst defeat at home in 60 years, and gives Australia a one nil lead in the three test series.

Johnson at his menacing best, terrorised the Proteas, taking five second-innings wickets to give him a match tally of a career-best 12-127.

Our batting figures were top class as well, against an attack that, before the first test, was widely described as the best in the world.

Second innings:

C. Rogers b Steyn 1
D. Warner c Smith b Peterson 115
A. Doolan c De Villiers b Duminy 89
S. Marsh c De Villiers b Steyn 44
M. Clarke not out 17

Johnson, sporting his regrown moustache , now has 49 wickets in his last six Tests. He delivered a barrage of unplayable deliveries throughout South Africa’s innings to demoralize a world class lineup.

“It’s nice to perform like that. Obviously with the declaration coming, Michael saw something in the wicket still,” Johnson said after the match.

“I want to keep improving as a player, I feel I can keep improving. I felt I bowled well out there.

“We bowled well as a group, so we all performed well as a team. I’m looking forward to getting back into the nets.

“Hopefully we can carry our form into Port Elizabeth.”

Asked whether he enjoys rattling batsmen’s confidence with a bombardment of bumpers, Johnson acknowledged he had an ‘intimidator’ role in the side, but saw himself primarily as a wicket-taker.

“I prefer to get them out first and foremost,” he said.

“I wouldn’t say I like inflicting pain, I like to just intimidate, use the conditions that we have, and they were perfect for that.

“[It was great] to get them jumping around on the back foot and us working as a team together to get the wickets.”

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