The Australian captain, Michael Clarke, was dejected with his team’s lack of application in the first Test vs. India that was lost by a big margin of 8 wickets.
Michael Hussey smashed another ton as the decision of declaration by Michael Clarke paid off and Australia got rid of four top order Sri Lankan batsmen.
South Africa got rid of two top batsmen of Australia at dyeing stages of the game as Faf du Plessis demonstrated another match saving innings in the 3rd Test.
The South African top order batsmen led by Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis exploited the conditions in the opening Test as the Australian bowling looked ordinary.
Australia knocked down West Indies by 75 runs in the third Test besides a little resistance shown by Darren Sammy in the dying moments of the game.
Ricky Ponting scored his first fifty of the series as Australia was 310 runs ahead in their second innings and finds them in total control of the game vs. West Indies.
Matthew Wade lifted Australia by his excellent maiden ton and their bowlers almost ripped through the batting of the West Indies in the first innings.
Michael Clarke took a bold decision while declaring at160-8 and Darren Sammy accepted the challenge of scoring 215 runs but rain terminated an interesting finish.
Nathan Lyon ripped through the middle and lower order batting by grabbing five wickets of West Indies when they were cruising well and put Australia back on top.
A gritty declaration by Michael Clarke put Australia in to a commanding position as the perishable West Indies were struggling in the first Test.