South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day February 15, 2014

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
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  • The margin of victory - 281 runs - is Australia's second-best in terms of runs against South Africa. The best is 530 runs way back in 1911.

  • The defeat is South Africa's second in 19 Tests in Centurion, and their first in a proper, two-innings Test: their previous defeat had been against England in 2000, in a Test in which both teams had forfeited an innings each.

  • Before this Test, South Africa had a 14-1 win-loss record at this venue. Not only was this their best venue, it was the most dominant that any team had been at any venue in Test history; the next best were Pakistan in Karachi, where they had won 21 Tests and lost twice. Before this Test, South Africa had averaged 43.15 with the bat and 24.19 with the ball at SuperSport Park; in this game, they averaged 20.30 with the bat, and 49.07 with the ball.

  • South Africa's batting average of 20.30 in this Test is easily their lowest in Centurion, and their sixth-lowest in a home Test since their readmission. In matches when they've won the toss during this period, this is their third-lowest. The lowest is 17.30, against India in the Boxing Day Test of 2010, when they were bowled out for 131 and 215.

  • Australia's emphatic victory was almost entirely due to Mitchell Johnson, whose match figures of 12 for 127 are his best, and the third time he has taken ten or more in a Test. His second-best match haul is also against South Africa - 11 for 159 in Perth - but Australia had lost that Test by six wickets. Since the beginning of the 2013-14 Ashes series, Johnson has taken 49 wickets in six Tests at an average of 13.14. The fewest wickets he has taken in a Test during this period is six.

  • Johnson's match haul of 12 for 127 is the best by a fast bowler against South Africa since their readmission into Test cricket. The previous best was Matthew Hoggard's 12 for 205 in Johannesburg in 2005. Among all bowlers during this period, only Muttiah Muralitharan has better figures - 13 for 171 in Galle in 2000. Shane Warne took 12 for 128 in Sydney in 1994.

  • Among Australian bowlers, only Clarrie Grimmett has taken more wickets in a Test against South Africa. He took more than 12 twice - 13 for 173 in Durban in 1936, and 14 for 199 in Adelaide in 1932.

  • Johnson's 12-wicket match haul is the first by a fast bowler in a Test in more than eight years: the last time it happened was in September 2005, when Irfan Pathan took 12 for 126 against Zimbabwe in Harare. The last Australian fast bowler to achieve this feat was Bruce Reid, who also took 12 for 126, against India in Melbourne in 1991.

  • Against South Africa's top six batsmen, Johnson took eight wickets conceding 101 runs, an average of 12.62 runs per wicket. The other Australian bowlers had figures of 4 for 176 against South Africa's top six, an average of 44 runs per dismissal.

  • In the second innings too, the one top-order batsman from South Africa who handled the Australian attack comfortably was AB de Villiers. Not only did he top-score with 48, he also had an in-control percentage of 97, the highest among all South African batsmen. Over the entire match, de Villiers had an in-control percentage of 95; for the other South African top six batsmen, the control percentage was 85%.

  • Hashim Amla scored only 52 runs in the Test, but it was enough to make him the sixth South African batsman to go past 6000 Test runs. He achieved it in his 128th innings, thus equalling the South African record, which he now shares with Graeme Smith. Jacques Kallis achieved it in his 134th innings. (Click here for the full list of batsmen who've reached the landmark in the fewest innings.)

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  • David_Bofinger on February 16, 2014, 23:53 GMT

    South Africa scored 20/406, average score per innings 203. Take out Johnson's 12/127 and they managed 349 which is good but hardly great. By comparison Australia's effective average was something like 430 (depending on what value you put on 4 wickets down). So there was a significant difference between the teams even without Johnson.

    Amazing to hear Smith say the pitch favoured Johnson and things will be better on a spinner's pitch in Port Elizabeth. Perhaps true, but who would have imagined a few weeks ago that the team with Philander, Steyn and Morkel, and a spinner probably less capable than the undismissable Lyon, would be looking forward to a spinner's pitch?

  • ModernUmpiresPlz on February 16, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    @supacricfan During our worst period in cricket for ages we tied SA in SA, we lost 1-0 to SA at home but the first 2 are well known stories, the first a day got washed out or we'd have won it and the second Pattinson got injured and our whole seam attack was changed for the last test which we lost. We beat SL in SL as well. The 3-0 in England was much closer than just saying 3-0, if anything we lost 3-0 to Ian Bell (he was brilliant in that series), but the rest weren't particularly good. The only REAL drubbing was the 4-0 in India. We certainly got smashed there. We also had Glenn Maxwell, Xavier Doherty, Matthew Wade who should never ever be playing test cricket. Maxwell is a truly horrid test inclusion, and Wade makes absolutely no sense even without Haddin because Tim Paine should definitely be ahead of Wade in selection. Way ahead. No contest. So for a team that completely sucked, it wasn't THAT bad. Your lot were getting whitewashed with your dream team.

  • on February 16, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    @S.Jagernath on (February 16, 2014, 11:05 GMT). "Australia can prepare their choice of pitch also,they prefer greentops against India & that's fine."

    I think you'll find that Australian pitches have had traditional characteristics since long before India started touring here. We dont "prefer greentops against India". Any team that tours here gets the same conditions, with the only variable being the more recent inevitable drop-in pitches that have somewhat dulled the traditional characteristics of each ground.

    In fact, I'd put it to you that the variance in our pitches has been the worst secret of the Aus team success over the long term. Maybe if your BCCI insisted on preparing a variety of pitches at your own venues, then India would have a better chance to winning away from home as well.

  • on February 16, 2014, 13:02 GMT

    India has never a test series in Australia,Australia has won in India. Australia in India will be tough for Aussies but it will be tougher for Indians in Australia.

  • on February 16, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    The comments posted by 'Mirandola' brings out the abject dislike for India as a nation . Yes India is playing terribly overseas agreed. But then most of the cricketing nations are lions at home . There are a few aberrations though for the Mitch Lillee driven Aussies who can claim to be otherwise . So that leaves a single nation who can successfully win overseas . Thus India which is on a rebuilding trait with a 'Handful of performers' are pretty good contrary to the comments of Mr Mirandola.

  • supacricfan on February 16, 2014, 12:22 GMT

    hope u havent forgotten the drubbings aus recieved in the last few years..most recent being 4-0 n 3-0..just a series victory n u r talking as if u are the world beaters..its a known fact that just a single bowler is the result of their recent success..am sure knowing his history he is going to break out soon..can they even read a doosra..ur youngsters are as talented as fish is out of water..INDIA is the power house..get over ur jealousy guyz..lol!!

  • mirandola on February 16, 2014, 11:46 GMT

    @ Adoh - absolutely correct, and it can't be said too often, particularly since one-eyed Indian supporters dominate the comments on this site. All these 'fans' can see is 'India, India, India' - they don't seem able to comprehend that the rest of the world isn't all that interested in them and certainly doesn't want every single board taken over by their comments which generally have nothing to do with the subject being discussed. India has a couple of decent players and can usually hold their own on their own pitches, anything else and they struggle. (Witness their abysmal performances against New Zealand, hardly a cricketing power-house). There are boards discussing Indian cricket - why not stay on them and give us others a bit of a rest?

  • S.Jagernath on February 16, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    The fact is Mitchell Johnson enjoys dry sufaces with pace & bounce with very little or no lateral movement.The surface prepared favoured him & the Australian batsmen.They still had to play well to take the advantage though.About this India-Australia nonsense.India has the right to prepare surfaces that favour their brand of cricket,they are by no means flat surfaces,they just offer traditional seam bowlers less.If you have reverse swing & the ability to use the uneveness of the surfaces to get seam movement,a seamer will do well.Spinners love it,very few batsmen from other parts of the world do though.Australia can prepare their choice of pitch also,they prefer greentops against India & that's fine.

  • on February 16, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    Congrats to Aus, from a SA supporter. Great win as the stats proves. MJ truly is in phenomenal form and currently Steyn's bowling doesn't come close. Aus should enjoy riding on the back of these performances and pray that MJ can sustain it because the rest of the attack was shown to be ordinary. Once again, well done Aus and MJ.

  • Adoh on February 16, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    Once again the Indian fans make everything about them. So, while we're on the subject, let's talk about Indian cricket. Nobody from first world countries cares that mud tracks win games for the Indian cricket team. We're talking here about sublime fast bowling. I've been watching cricket for a long time and I cannot recall an Indian fast bowler of any note. The question is why. The answer is the BCCIs obsession with mud tracks that simply cannot develop fast bowlers. The root cause is the simple minded Indian cricket fans who erroneously think cricket there to entertain them. Hence the creation of the IPL. Cricket is so much more, well, it used to be before the BCCI stuffed it up.

  • David_Bofinger on February 16, 2014, 23:53 GMT

    South Africa scored 20/406, average score per innings 203. Take out Johnson's 12/127 and they managed 349 which is good but hardly great. By comparison Australia's effective average was something like 430 (depending on what value you put on 4 wickets down). So there was a significant difference between the teams even without Johnson.

    Amazing to hear Smith say the pitch favoured Johnson and things will be better on a spinner's pitch in Port Elizabeth. Perhaps true, but who would have imagined a few weeks ago that the team with Philander, Steyn and Morkel, and a spinner probably less capable than the undismissable Lyon, would be looking forward to a spinner's pitch?

  • ModernUmpiresPlz on February 16, 2014, 14:57 GMT

    @supacricfan During our worst period in cricket for ages we tied SA in SA, we lost 1-0 to SA at home but the first 2 are well known stories, the first a day got washed out or we'd have won it and the second Pattinson got injured and our whole seam attack was changed for the last test which we lost. We beat SL in SL as well. The 3-0 in England was much closer than just saying 3-0, if anything we lost 3-0 to Ian Bell (he was brilliant in that series), but the rest weren't particularly good. The only REAL drubbing was the 4-0 in India. We certainly got smashed there. We also had Glenn Maxwell, Xavier Doherty, Matthew Wade who should never ever be playing test cricket. Maxwell is a truly horrid test inclusion, and Wade makes absolutely no sense even without Haddin because Tim Paine should definitely be ahead of Wade in selection. Way ahead. No contest. So for a team that completely sucked, it wasn't THAT bad. Your lot were getting whitewashed with your dream team.

  • on February 16, 2014, 13:21 GMT

    @S.Jagernath on (February 16, 2014, 11:05 GMT). "Australia can prepare their choice of pitch also,they prefer greentops against India & that's fine."

    I think you'll find that Australian pitches have had traditional characteristics since long before India started touring here. We dont "prefer greentops against India". Any team that tours here gets the same conditions, with the only variable being the more recent inevitable drop-in pitches that have somewhat dulled the traditional characteristics of each ground.

    In fact, I'd put it to you that the variance in our pitches has been the worst secret of the Aus team success over the long term. Maybe if your BCCI insisted on preparing a variety of pitches at your own venues, then India would have a better chance to winning away from home as well.

  • on February 16, 2014, 13:02 GMT

    India has never a test series in Australia,Australia has won in India. Australia in India will be tough for Aussies but it will be tougher for Indians in Australia.

  • on February 16, 2014, 12:39 GMT

    The comments posted by 'Mirandola' brings out the abject dislike for India as a nation . Yes India is playing terribly overseas agreed. But then most of the cricketing nations are lions at home . There are a few aberrations though for the Mitch Lillee driven Aussies who can claim to be otherwise . So that leaves a single nation who can successfully win overseas . Thus India which is on a rebuilding trait with a 'Handful of performers' are pretty good contrary to the comments of Mr Mirandola.

  • supacricfan on February 16, 2014, 12:22 GMT

    hope u havent forgotten the drubbings aus recieved in the last few years..most recent being 4-0 n 3-0..just a series victory n u r talking as if u are the world beaters..its a known fact that just a single bowler is the result of their recent success..am sure knowing his history he is going to break out soon..can they even read a doosra..ur youngsters are as talented as fish is out of water..INDIA is the power house..get over ur jealousy guyz..lol!!

  • mirandola on February 16, 2014, 11:46 GMT

    @ Adoh - absolutely correct, and it can't be said too often, particularly since one-eyed Indian supporters dominate the comments on this site. All these 'fans' can see is 'India, India, India' - they don't seem able to comprehend that the rest of the world isn't all that interested in them and certainly doesn't want every single board taken over by their comments which generally have nothing to do with the subject being discussed. India has a couple of decent players and can usually hold their own on their own pitches, anything else and they struggle. (Witness their abysmal performances against New Zealand, hardly a cricketing power-house). There are boards discussing Indian cricket - why not stay on them and give us others a bit of a rest?

  • S.Jagernath on February 16, 2014, 11:05 GMT

    The fact is Mitchell Johnson enjoys dry sufaces with pace & bounce with very little or no lateral movement.The surface prepared favoured him & the Australian batsmen.They still had to play well to take the advantage though.About this India-Australia nonsense.India has the right to prepare surfaces that favour their brand of cricket,they are by no means flat surfaces,they just offer traditional seam bowlers less.If you have reverse swing & the ability to use the uneveness of the surfaces to get seam movement,a seamer will do well.Spinners love it,very few batsmen from other parts of the world do though.Australia can prepare their choice of pitch also,they prefer greentops against India & that's fine.

  • on February 16, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    Congrats to Aus, from a SA supporter. Great win as the stats proves. MJ truly is in phenomenal form and currently Steyn's bowling doesn't come close. Aus should enjoy riding on the back of these performances and pray that MJ can sustain it because the rest of the attack was shown to be ordinary. Once again, well done Aus and MJ.

  • Adoh on February 16, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    Once again the Indian fans make everything about them. So, while we're on the subject, let's talk about Indian cricket. Nobody from first world countries cares that mud tracks win games for the Indian cricket team. We're talking here about sublime fast bowling. I've been watching cricket for a long time and I cannot recall an Indian fast bowler of any note. The question is why. The answer is the BCCIs obsession with mud tracks that simply cannot develop fast bowlers. The root cause is the simple minded Indian cricket fans who erroneously think cricket there to entertain them. Hence the creation of the IPL. Cricket is so much more, well, it used to be before the BCCI stuffed it up.

  • Vishnu27 on February 16, 2014, 9:44 GMT

    supacricfan: what happened in India's last visit to Australia? And, the time before that & the time before & the time before, etc, etc????? India has NEVER won a test series in Australia. Ever. So let's not get too carried away with things shall we? Any recollection of last time at all? Siddle & Hilfenhaus (yes, that's right) destroyed India & ended a couple of careers. The result won't be at all dissimilar this time around. However, the viewing will probably be a lot more visceral though. I'm expecting plenty of carnage as our bowling line-up feasts on flat-track wunderkinds. We will all see how your vaunted batsmen handle extreme pace & sharp bounce on the world's quickest pitches. Bring it on. It will get messy.

  • prime.lens on February 16, 2014, 9:40 GMT

    @supacricfan - India lost 4-0 in Australia as well and have never won a series there. So I'd cut out the bravado and concentrate on salvaging a draw in the series against NZ first.

  • ModernUmpiresPlz on February 16, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    @supacricfan In case you didn't notice over half the team is different personnel to what we had in India, and some of the guys that were in India have really grown up since then, Steve Smith for example. What makes you think it would go exactly the same if we went there again? And for that matter, what on earth makes you so confident you won't lose 4-0 in Australia. I'm not saying that you'll definitely lose 4-0, but you seem to be saying that you definitely won't. I surely wouldn't bet my house on it, it's not like India do well in Australia.

  • supacricfan on February 16, 2014, 8:19 GMT

    Take MJ out of aus team..its nothing..some aussie fans seem to have forgotten 4-0 drubbing in ind recently..aus is a tesm of ageing players..they cznt sustain this too long where as india has lot of youngsters..jnd might lose in aus but they wont lose 4-0 but aus for sure will get drubbed in ind coz none of their batsmen are even half decent players of spin and MJ will be redundant in spinning tracks!!

  • on February 16, 2014, 7:41 GMT

    A brilliant performance by Australia! Having said that, and not to take anything away from that performance, they did show more intensity, discipline and hunger for victory!

  • Talalthegreat on February 16, 2014, 7:38 GMT

    @ImonG next time when aus tour ind, they will be better players of spin. Most of them would've played test in Ind unlike last time when only a couple of players had played there b4. They may still lose, but I bet it won't be 4-0, just like I think Ind will lose this yr to Aus 4-0

  • ImonG on February 16, 2014, 7:08 GMT

    @ Robert Mckellar : I completely agree with you that when India will tour Australia, they will be trolled. You have also correctly pointed out that when India toured Australia last time, they were beaten 4-0. But just to refersh your memory, what was the score line when the Aussies toured India ? 4-0 I guess. You guys will win there, we will win here. Things even out. We may be flat track bullies, but you guys are SPIN TRACK NOVICES, apart from Clarke, no body could stay an hour at the crease the last time the Aussies toured. A 3rd grade Indian spinner will make general aussie batsmen hop like a cat on a hot tin roof. Just like a below par Aussie fast bowler will do it to Indian batsmen down under. So don't get too cocky, remember, you'll have to tour India too, & rank turners will be awaiting you .....

  • on February 16, 2014, 5:56 GMT

    When India come to Australia they will once again absolutely destroyed. They struggle against the pace of the NZ bowlers, imagine the shame they will suffer in Australia. Last time India toured Australia they got belted and that was with a sub par pace attack, now re-invigorated, India again stand to lose even worse. With players whom talented against quicks struggling on quick decks imagine the flat track bullies getting bounced around. I CANT WAIT

  • Beertjie on February 16, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    Reminiscent of Wanderers 2002 when SAF were beaten by Australia by the second-largest margin in test history (innings and 360 runs) - bowled out twice for 292 runs: batting average of 14.6. I witnessed that game too!

  • mirandola on February 16, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    Another statistic worth pondering regarding the crucial impact Johnson's bowling in this match is to compare his haul of 12 - 127 with the 7 - 248 netted by all the other Australian bowlers; the rest of the attack is a decent one, which produced the occasional dangerous ball, but Johnson was on another plane entirely.

  • on February 16, 2014, 2:57 GMT

    MJ last six test have been the best by an Australian since DK Lillee in 76-77,I'm just old enough to have seen Lillee in that period and there's not much between them.I'd have to give it to MJ because he was faster and scarier and took 49 wickets to Lillee's 47.

  • Rjraza1 on February 16, 2014, 2:40 GMT

    No body ever thought that this lad will come back with such a power and authority. I am watching cricket very closely since 1999 i've have never seen this kind a class bowling by any quicky. Clark is lucky to have best of Mjs career.

  • Cool_Jeeves on February 16, 2014, 2:31 GMT

    Johnson has reduced his average by 5 in teh last few months

  • kepler22b on February 16, 2014, 1:02 GMT

    Posted by LateefLabeeb on (February 15, 2014, 18:26 GMT)

    Good luck with that hope mate.

    Pakistan in the UAE coming up (a tough place for fast bowlers) and India in Australia next summer. Both teams will hope that MJ loses form. Not looking likely at the moment and he is super fit so should get a few more years yet.

  • Vishnu27 on February 16, 2014, 0:27 GMT

    LateefLabeeb: what the???!!! Yeah. Consider this Mitch Johnson: supremely fit athlete, who is seeking personal cricketing redemption, in the form of his life & is tearing batting line-ups apart for fun; has 12 months more in the game? Ooookkay then. Can't quite see that from where I sit, but you have the crystal ball. Obviously.

  • creebo777 on February 16, 2014, 0:14 GMT

    I doubt alot of batsmen would be able to play johnson on that deck but abdv is something special,australias fielding been brilliant

  • Barnesy4444 on February 16, 2014, 0:05 GMT

    Bowlers win matches. Bowlers who can regularly get top order wickets are priceless.

    When was the last time anyone got excited about bowlers in 50 or 20 over cricket? This is why test cricket will always be the pinnacle of the game. We talk about AB Devilliers innings, not because of the huge score, but because he saw off Johnson!

  • on February 15, 2014, 22:35 GMT

    Not sure of the "in contol" figures - batsman who successfully leaves, or blocks correctly for 19 balls, then is out on the 20th without scoring might be in "control" for 95%, but in fact is usless. To truly be in control, a batsman must score runs at a pace that will allow his bowlers time to bowl the opposition out. As shown against England, a Haddin or a Smith were more valuable than many of their peers, in spite of chances. I will agree that AB was way mor in control than his peers, but that reflects in his scores and run rate.

  • on February 15, 2014, 21:26 GMT

    @Ronald, you certainly can go into the past and resurrect a number of great fast bowlers from all countries that were classes above Mitchell Johnson. You appear to be another of these countless people who don't believe that cricket and great cricketers existed prior to around the year 2000. Stamp your foot, you're on Planet Earth...

  • on February 15, 2014, 20:34 GMT

    " the most dominant that any team had been at any venue in Test history; the next best were Pakistan in Karachi, where they had won 21 Tests and lost twice."

    I am missing test cricket in Pakistan.

  • chaitu_7 on February 15, 2014, 20:32 GMT

    MJ, Sublime... Test cricket, alive and well... Stories about this test and MJ, made for grandchildren...

  • on February 15, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    Mitch apart from having the ability to break records, I think he can also break batsmen confidence as well as their bone. I am sure Kallis is overly glad the he has retired from test cricket, so he does not have to face MJ

  • on February 15, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    I think the Mitch is the most brutal, devastating bowler at present. Look you just can't go back in the past and try to resurrect some great in the past and try to compare him with Mitch. Mitch is a a zone all by himself at the moment.

  • LateefLabeeb on February 15, 2014, 18:26 GMT

    Mitch Johnson at his best and surely this form will bring an end to his career as people will expect more and more and once he failed to deliver he will lose his spot...maximum 12-18 months period considering his age.

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  • LateefLabeeb on February 15, 2014, 18:26 GMT

    Mitch Johnson at his best and surely this form will bring an end to his career as people will expect more and more and once he failed to deliver he will lose his spot...maximum 12-18 months period considering his age.

  • on February 15, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    I think the Mitch is the most brutal, devastating bowler at present. Look you just can't go back in the past and try to resurrect some great in the past and try to compare him with Mitch. Mitch is a a zone all by himself at the moment.

  • on February 15, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    Mitch apart from having the ability to break records, I think he can also break batsmen confidence as well as their bone. I am sure Kallis is overly glad the he has retired from test cricket, so he does not have to face MJ

  • chaitu_7 on February 15, 2014, 20:32 GMT

    MJ, Sublime... Test cricket, alive and well... Stories about this test and MJ, made for grandchildren...

  • on February 15, 2014, 20:34 GMT

    " the most dominant that any team had been at any venue in Test history; the next best were Pakistan in Karachi, where they had won 21 Tests and lost twice."

    I am missing test cricket in Pakistan.

  • on February 15, 2014, 21:26 GMT

    @Ronald, you certainly can go into the past and resurrect a number of great fast bowlers from all countries that were classes above Mitchell Johnson. You appear to be another of these countless people who don't believe that cricket and great cricketers existed prior to around the year 2000. Stamp your foot, you're on Planet Earth...

  • on February 15, 2014, 22:35 GMT

    Not sure of the "in contol" figures - batsman who successfully leaves, or blocks correctly for 19 balls, then is out on the 20th without scoring might be in "control" for 95%, but in fact is usless. To truly be in control, a batsman must score runs at a pace that will allow his bowlers time to bowl the opposition out. As shown against England, a Haddin or a Smith were more valuable than many of their peers, in spite of chances. I will agree that AB was way mor in control than his peers, but that reflects in his scores and run rate.

  • Barnesy4444 on February 16, 2014, 0:05 GMT

    Bowlers win matches. Bowlers who can regularly get top order wickets are priceless.

    When was the last time anyone got excited about bowlers in 50 or 20 over cricket? This is why test cricket will always be the pinnacle of the game. We talk about AB Devilliers innings, not because of the huge score, but because he saw off Johnson!

  • creebo777 on February 16, 2014, 0:14 GMT

    I doubt alot of batsmen would be able to play johnson on that deck but abdv is something special,australias fielding been brilliant

  • Vishnu27 on February 16, 2014, 0:27 GMT

    LateefLabeeb: what the???!!! Yeah. Consider this Mitch Johnson: supremely fit athlete, who is seeking personal cricketing redemption, in the form of his life & is tearing batting line-ups apart for fun; has 12 months more in the game? Ooookkay then. Can't quite see that from where I sit, but you have the crystal ball. Obviously.