Top 5 embarrasments faced by Australian cricket team

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This year has been awful for the Australian cricket team as Steve Smith’s men and the team has lost badly across formats.

The pride, the fame and the honour, attributes which became consistent for the Australian cricket team have gone within the blink of an eye in the past few months. The Steven Smith-led team has struggled to overcome it across all formats, and are looking like a satiated unit.

After striving against Sri Lanka in the Test series, there was a sense of over confidence when the team won the following ODI and T20 series. However, the team has found it very hard to get going against a passionate South African team in the ongoing ODI series.

47 all-out against South Africa

Michael Clarke leads a shocked Australian team out
Michael Clarke leads a shocked Australian team out

In 2011, in Cape Town on the 2nd day of the first Test between South Africa and Australia 23 wickets fell following an exceptional series of events.

Australia batted first on a challenging pitch and with the help of ¬†Michael Clarke’s century they scored 284 runs. In turn, South Africans were shot out at a very low score of 96 runs.

However, what happened afterwards was unbelievable as Australian team collapsed in the second innings. Vernon Philander, who was making his debut tortured the Australian batsman with a dangerous spell of seam and swing bowling. He ended 5 wickets for 15 runs in 7 overs and  unfortunately Australians were dismissed for 47 runs.

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