Australia in SA

Aussies left 47 all out in CT

2011-11-16 19:33
Michael Clarke (File)

Johannesburg - Australian captain Michael Clarke says his team left the mental scars of their painful first-Test defeat in the dressing room in Cape Town, and is ready to have a "red-hot crack" at South Africa at the Wanderers.

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But Clarke said there are also could be a number of changes in Australia's lineup for the decisive second Test starting on Thursday, meaning players could pay the price for that heavy defeat at Newlands.

Clarke confirmed injured batsman Shaun Marsh will be replaced by Usman Khawaja at No 3 in a straight swap, and said "there is the possibility of a couple of other changes as well."

Pushing hard for a place in an underperforming bowling lineup is teenager Pat Cummins, with the captain saying on Wednesday "there's certainly a chance that he could be playing."

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