Steve Smith was embarrassed and hurt subsequent to one more humiliating defeat as test cricket captain of Australia, and he did not want to cover the depths of problems.
“It is a bit low point for me and for cricket of Australia,” Smith said to an interviewer on Tuesday subsequent to Australia’s defeat in its 5th successive test.
Smith was victorious in his initial 11 tests as skipper, in February took team to No. 1 ranking. At the present Australia is on edge of an unparalleled whitewash in the series.
Whereas South Africans partied confirming the 3-test series by means of an additional match, following a victory innings in Hobart, Smith was alone to clarify how his squad got defeated in continuous series in Sri Lanka and now at home.
Australia was clean washed 3-0 in Sri Lanka test series in July-August and after that got defeated 5-0 in a restricted-overs series in South Africa earlier than going back for start of southern summer. Those losses were reduced to some extent by fans and forecasters as they were not present and squads were not at full force.
Form is likely to be turning as this series begin in Perth, where Australia out South Africa on 242 and then made to 158 on 0 in answer. But it was all downward from that point.
The Australians were all out on 86 in 1st innings in Perth moreover South Africa bounced back to win by means of 177 runs.
South Africa won toss in Hobart in moist, overcast circumstances previous Saturday and massacre started right away when both Joe Burns and David Warner were out on 1. Chaos doubled as Usman Khawaja, the No. 3 and Adam Voges, the No. 5 were out and Australia 4 wickets were gone for 8 runs. Callum Ferguson, creating his first appearance at 31, was strangely run out on 3.