Australia and South Africa share beers after fesity Test series


File: South African team celebrates winning the fifth Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia and the Test Series against Australia for the first time since re admission at Wanderers cricket ground. They played two warm up match against South Africa A team earlier and later, they started the main event.

And with the tourists still chasing their first run of the day, Mitchell Marsh departed via an edge through to Quinton de Kock as Philander brought up his double-century.

They crashed from 88 for three to 119 all out in 16.4 overs.

The side have been rocked by a ball-tampering scandal in which former captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft were sent home after the third test and handed hefty bans.

"It's been a really challenging week but you can't doubt the effort", Paine said in the post-match ceremony.

"Mentally we weren't quite there".

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"Australia have a lot of questions to answer and I believe heads must roll on and off the field". "Obviously it (the ball-tampering episode) had more of an effect on guys than probably we knew ourselves".

The Australian Cricketers' Association on Tuesday said the culture of Australian cricket must be addressed by an independent inquiry examining the game from top to bottom, reporting to both the players' union and Cricket Australia. "It will be good for guys to get home, take a deep breath after everything that's happened and, in the next couple of weeks, start to focus on our next series".

The cause of Australia's embarrassment and disappointment in Johannesburg was not as serious as that in Cape Town, but a record 492-run defeat was nonetheless concerning for new captain Tim Paine. We've got a new coach coming in at some stage and he will have a huge say on how that is, Paine said.

Australia cricket team is in great trouble now in South Africa where they are schedule to play a Test series at the home venue of South Africa. If they've said it, it means it needs to change. "I thought we were going to be better than we were". Kagiso Rabada, the youngest of the lot at 22, made a decision to be that man as he picked up 11 wickets in the match - his fourth 10-wicket match haul in Test cricket - and helped his team register an emphatic six-wicket win to level the series.

Warne put the heat on Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland and team manager of performance Pat Howard while analysing the series defeat, Fox Sports reported.

With several big-name players expected to leave the national set-up after the 2019 World Cup, this could have been the last time to see the likes of Amla, De Villiers, Du Plessis and Philander taking on one of the giant Test nations.