Australian team has been on the downward spiral ever since their experienced stars - Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey - have retired. Infact, Ponting had made the one-down position his own, hitting 31 Test centuries batting there.
The position seems to have lost its charm now with an Aussie batsman not making a century at no.3 in 48 innings - the last being Shaun Marsh's 141 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele, 2011. Australia have tried nine different batsmen in the last three years to fill the gap but are yet to find their man.
Phil Hughes, who played in the first two Ashes Tests, has since had the most decent record at no.3, scoring 372 runs at an average of 37.20 in 10 innings.