x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Johnson targets whitewash

Australia will be aiming for a series clean sweep when they face South Africa in the final Test match on Thursday.

CAPE TOWN // Australia will be aiming for a series clean sweep when they face South Africa in the final Test match tomorrow. The tourists have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series - 3-2 overall if the five Tests on home soil are taken into consideration - but their fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is keen to improve their record further.

"We've just taken it game-by-game. I think the way we performed in Sydney and then coming into this series we wanted to play really good cricket," he said. "We've just backed our ability, we haven't thought about being underdogs or anything like that. We're pretty proud of what we've done, 2-0 so far, we're looking to better that. We don't want it to be a dead rubber, we want to go into this Test match and win it."

After making his debut in 2007, Johnson has risen up the ranks and, through improved form, he has become Australia's No 1 strike bowler. He has taken 12 wickets in this series so far. * PA Sport