Actually the Australian tale played very very well in both the South Africa home and away series. The tail was one of the reasons why Australia's strengths.
Mitchell Johnson in particular showed he could bat, a lot of people in the media were going so far as to saying that he should be classified as an all-rounder. Too bad he didn't show up to spearhead the bowling attack.
Stoney: the first time the colonials actually managed to beat us at our game, someone wrote a memorial to English cricket in The Times. The stumps and bails were burnt and put in an urn. Of such insignificant events are legends formed, and this urn is the trophy for which England play Australia ever two years, alternately home and away. It is one of the most enduring rivalries in international sport.
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