[caption id="attachment_693728" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-693728" alt="Steven Smith Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/stevesmiuth.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Steven Smith Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>With the series tied at 1-1, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia">Australia</a> gear up to take on <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa">South Africa </a> in the third Test at Cape Town. Australia after losing the first Test came back strongly and won the second Test amidst controversy. Australia s batting onus has been upon David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, much to the surprise of fans. Skipper <a href="www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-smith">Steven Smith</a> has been disappointing thus far scoring 130 runs so far. <p></p> <p></p>Ahead of the third Test, <a href="www.cricketcountry.com/players/Josh-Hazlewood ">Josh Hazlewood </a> has come out in support of Smith. Speaking to the press, he said: "He's hard to get out as usual, so I think it's only around the corner. When you average 63 it's a matter of time until the runs start to come. He probably just needs to relax and go back to what works for him and I'm sure he'll be fine. <p></p> <p></p>He further adds, "He knows there's room for improvement, if we play at our best then hopefully we come away with the wins. <p></p> <p></p>Hazlewood himself has not been in the best of form with the ball. About his form, he says, Durban probably wasn't a great new-ball wicket. Obviously a lot of wickets were taken once it started reversing and the ball was a bit older ...(Port Elizabeth) as well to a degree. <p></p> <p></p>"It's definitely something we can work on, we haven't seen a heap of conventional swing. Might have been different if we'd bowled first in the Test just gone. But there might be a little bit more in Cape Town or Johannesburg, so we're working on that," he quips. <p></p> <p></p>The third Test gets underway on March 22.