The Age – With the English revelling in Australia’s ignominy, the banter is set to follow the team in their first overseas assignment since the ball tampering scandal in South Africa.
- The Australians, who lost game one to England by three wickets, included only two players from the Newlands Test – captain Paine and Shaun Marsh.
- Paine, in his first tour as full-time captain, suggested his players had not been aware of any ribbing from the crowd.
- His absence meant it was the first time in 35 years Australia have fielded a team without a player based in NSW.
- Australia’s second-string attack made the world No.1 side work hard for their win with skipper Eoin Morgan and Test captain Joe Root striking half-centuries to deny Paine’s new-look team.
- It all comes down to your top five batters in one-day cricket.”