Warne wants more heads to roll after South Africa tour shambles

Paine and Cummins showed resistance with the bat on day three

Paine and Cummins showed resistance with the bat on day three

Warne unleashed on Cricket Australia (CA) in a post-match tirade following a 492-run loss to South Africa in Johannesburg, having commentated at both the third and fourth tests. Australia started the day on 88 for 3 and lost their remaining seven wickets for 31 runs inside 17 overs.

Earlier, skipper Faf du Plessis notched a blistering 120-run knock, including 18 boundaries and two sixes, while opener Dean Elgar well supported him by scoring 81 runs as South Africa declared their second innings at 344-6 to set Australia a huge target of 616 runs.

Following the rampant on-field and the off the field controversies during the entire dramatic Test series between Australia and South Africa, the visitors are finding themselves in a very distress and awakening situation. We ve been winning a lot of series but there have been little holes where we could improve.

Paine conceded that South Africa had been the better side since Australia claimed a 118-run win in the opening test in Durban and that the tourists had wilted under the pressure.

Morne Morkel couldn't have asked for a more eventful series for his send-off as the Proteas registered the 4th biggest Test win in the history of cricket. "I thought their bowling was fantastic and Pat Cummins had a very good series - he challenged us the whole time". Credit to everyone that played their part, at various times a lot of guys put their hands up so we can say this was a collective team effort. Lyon has captured 306 scalps and sits sixth on Australia's all-time list of wicket-takers, with Brett Lee (310) and Mitchell Johnson (313) in his sights.

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"A lot of us have got to step up and take the slack", Paine said. "The guys were really pumped after that first game".

Well wishes are pouring in for South African cricket legend Morne Morkel as he retires after a career spanning more than a decade - getting more than 300 Test wickets. "Since then walking onto the field for South Africa was unbelievable so that was a big turnaround for me in my worldwide career".

"We've lost two of our best players - two of the best players in the world - and Cameron Bancroft's our leading run-scorer in the series".

"What we've probably found out in the past month or so is that the Australian public and our fans don't necessarily like the way we go about it".

"Bragging rights. I got one more wicket than him, I'll be letting him know that later", Rabada quipped. "But I'm moving quite well, hopefully it will be 10 or 12 days and I can get cracking on again", said Morkel about the status of his injury. I had that ease in my heart that [Dale] Steyn would do it and then the way Grant [Elliott] took the game away.

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