Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • When Johnson blew South Africa's house down

    It was the summer of 2014. Fresh off his monstering of England at home, the world's most feared fast bowler steamed in in Centurion

  • Special and brutal

    Mitchell Johnson's savage spell not only made the South Africans shiver, it broke their intimidating record in Centurion

  • The Mitchell Johnson effect

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

  • A fast-bowling high against South Africa

    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

  • South Africa's bruises won't fade quickly

    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

Crushed

281

This was the second-highest margin of victory for Australia in Tests v South Africa

Better and better

12

Mitchell Johnson's 12-wicket haul is so far his best in Tests - and the most by a quick against SA since readmission

Mitchell's haul

3

When Johnson claimed Duminy he bagged the third 10-wicket haul of his Test career

Piling them up

128

Number of innings for Hashim Amla to reach 6000 Test runs - second only to Graeme Smith for South Africa

Fancy a bowl?

11

The number of Tests since Warner last bowled - against India in Hyderabad

Elite company

250

Mitchell Johnson is the seventh Australia bowler to take 250 Test wickets (Lillee, McDermott, Warne, McGrath, Gillespie, Lee)

Long way from home

174

Overs South Africa would have to bat for a draw. More than at Adelaide 2012 (148) and the Wanderers 2013 (136)

From 1 for 1 to 1 for plenty

235

Australia's highest second-wicket stand when they have lost their first wicket at 0 or 1

Select company

7th

Alex Doolan is the seventh Australian to make a half-century batting at No. 3 in his debut Test

Big in the second dig

50.20

David Warner's Test average in the second innings, with four hundreds. In the first innings he averages 37.03 (two hundreds)