Harris says Oz not panicking ahead of 'decider' third Test despite Port Elizabeth defeat
Veteran Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has said that his teammates are not panicking before the series-deciding third Test against South Africa despite their 231-run loss in the second Test in Port Elizabeth.
Australia failed to cope with a strong reverse swing attack from South Africa on an even St.George's Park pitch on Sunday and lost nine wickets.
However, Sport24 reports that Harris said Australia's 281-run win in the series opener proved there is little to choose between the sides, adding that they are not panicking as they were well on top in the first Test.
Stating that they have enjoyed a good break by doing nothing fore two days before starting training, Harris also said that if a team has trouble getting up for a Test match against the number one team in the world, then it should be playing at home.
Australia's preparations in the last two days have been centred on playing against reverse swing, with bowlers intentionally roughing up the ball in the nets to get extravagant movement, the report added.
(Posted on 01-03-2014)