4 Mar 2014

Australia preparing to face reverse swing

8:40 am on 4 March 2014

Mitchell Johnson believes the Australian batsmen will face a much tougher time on day four of the decisive third test against South Africa in Cape Town, the left arm strike bowler convinced the Proteas attack will find some reverse swing.

Australia will resume tonight with a 234 run lead and all 10 second innings wickets in hand.

Johnson and Ryan Harris bowled magnificently as the world's No.1 Test side crumbled, Harris returning to form with sensational swing bowling to capture the prized wickets of Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla and JP Duminy.

But it's that swing that Johnson believes will test the Australian batsmen in their quest to a series win in the Republic.