Sydney: Australians have acclaimed their cricket team's epic series win over South Africa, but not the manner in which they achieved it. Michael Clarke's team on Wednesday clinched a 2-1 series win over the world's number one-ranked Test side just months after thrashing England 5-0 in their home Ashes series. But just as Australia dominated the South Africans with their aggressive brand of cricket under coach Darren Lehmann, the team was rebuked by sections of the media on Friday over their on-field behaviour during the final Cape Town Test.
"Darren Lehmann has guided the Australian cricket side to the top of the world. His next challenge is to control it," News Ltd cricket columnist Robert Craddock said.
"Australian fans like to see their side play tough cricket but social media in Australia yesterday had strong feedback from fans wanting their side to behave better.