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Resilient Australia close to becoming a powerhouse

Mar 9, 2014: They have the aggressive opening bowler and batsman and the imaginative captain to become unbeatable. The No. 3 slot is the only chink in their armour

Ian Chappell

The Warner effect, and Johnson v Steyn

Mar 7, 2014: A look at the key aspects that ensured a 2-1 series result for Australia in South Africa

S Rajesh

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Johnson rested from T20s

Mar 6, 2014: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been rested from the Twenty20 series in South Africa and will return home before joining the squad in Bangladesh for the World Twenty20

ESPNcricinfo staff

SA v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Warner, Johnson at peak of powers

Mar 4, 2014: Australia's success against England and South Africa is down to the arresting form of their most talented players - David Warner and Mitchell Johnson

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 3rd day

Harris, Johnson tighten Australia's grip

Mar 3, 2014: This series was billed as the showdown of the two best pace attacks in the world and on day three in Cape Town, Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson bowled Australia into a position from which they could hope to claim the match and the series

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Smith unbowed in Johnson battles

Feb 19, 2014: Graeme Smith will be focusing on the memories of scoring match-winning hundreds against Mitchell Johnson and Australia rather than previous dismissals and broken bones

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

South Africa's record under threat

Feb 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between South Africa and Australia in Port Elizabeth

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

All hail the Man of the Series

Feb 19, 2014: In modern times, the most accurate method of anointing the best of the best is surely an analysis of those who have been voted top performers in series most often

Rob Steen

Australia in South Africa 2013-14

Johnson the avenging angel

Feb 17, 2014: Michael Holding believes Mitchell Johnson's reign of pace bowling terror is providing an overdue reckoning for batsmen grown impure of technique and slow of reaction by years of bullying bowlers of nothing like the same speed

Daniel Brettig

The Mitchell Johnson effect

Feb 16, 2014: Whole batting line-ups have been laid to waste by the raw pace and confidence of Australia's fast-bowling leader

Mark Nicholas

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Red-hot Johnson wants to get even better

Feb 15, 2014: Michael Holding and Michael Clarke were among those who lauded Mitchell Johnson after his destruction of South Africa

Daniel Brettig at Centurion Park

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

South Africa's bruises won't fade quickly

Feb 15, 2014: The bowling of Mitchell Johnson has made many people sit up and take notice, leading to comparisons with the very best. South Africa have now had their first-hand experience and it has been a chastening affair

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

A fast-bowling high against South Africa

Feb 15, 2014: Mitchell Johnson's match haul of 12 for 127 are the best by a fast bowler against South Africa since their readmission into Test cricket

S Rajesh

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Johnson's 12 wickets destroy South Africa

Feb 15, 2014: Mitchell Johnson took 12 wickets as Australia crushed South Africa by 281 runs in the first Test in Centurion

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd day

Warner and Doolan punish South Africa

Feb 14, 2014: Graeme Smith and his men left the field on the third afternoon knowing that this match was all but out of reach

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Johnson's intimidatory delight

Feb 13, 2014: Mitchell Johnson stopped short of invoking David Warner's infamous "scared eyes" line about England at the Gabba, but he could not disguise a sense of delight at wreaking havoc in South Africa once more, on a variable pitch he compared to that of Durban i

Daniel Brettig at Centurion

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

Worrying signs for South Africa's top order

Feb 13, 2014: It is too early to draw any long-term conclusions, but the home side's top order was given a rude awakening about the challenges facing them from Australia

Firdose Moonda at Centurion Park

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Nice to see you again, Mr Smith

Feb 13, 2014: Graeme Smith has plenty of memories of facing Mitchell Johnson. Some are good. Some are painful. In their first head-to-head of this series the fast bowler came out on top in double quick time

Jarrod Kimber at Centurion Park

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Johnson preys on fresh victims

Feb 13, 2014: As England discovered in the Ashes, knowing what to expect from Mitchell Johnson is a different matter to countering it

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 2nd day

Fired-up Johnson bullies South Africa

Feb 13, 2014: If anyone thought Mitchell Johnson's Ashes campaign was a one-off, they had better think again. It took Johnson only four balls to make his impact felt in South Africa

The Report by Brydon Coverdale
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