The powerful batting of Sri Lanka relinquished twice against the lethal bowling of Australia as the hosts won the 2nd Test with a huge margin of an innings plus.
Michael Clarke hit another hundred while Shane Watson and Mitchell Johnson contributed valuable runs as Australia took a vital first innings lead vs. Sri Lanka.
The Australian bowlers led by Mitchell Johnson destroyed the batting line up of Sri Lanka in their first innings as the home batsmen were cruising nicely.
A scintillating bowling supported by top class batting from Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla put the Proteas in a strong position against Australia in third Test.
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.
Neil McKenzie tore apart the comprehensive bowling of Mumbai Indians and the young Quinton de Kock assisted him well as Lions beat the rivals easily.
Australia has announced its team under the leadership of Michael Clarke for the only ODI against Ireland, five vs. England and a couple of tour games.
The bowlers who have made T-20 cricket their own, since its inception in international cricket in 2005.
The alarming rise in Australia’s bowling stocks over the last 12 months is a good sign for the team in transition.
Most teams have solid top order, have a formidable batting line up but it is the crucial runs added by the lower order that separates the good from the best. Here is a list of some of the most effective lower order batsmen of recent times.