Australia coach Darren Lehmann has praised the South African pacers after they bowled out Australia in the second Test at Port Elizabeth and inflicted a humiliating 231-run defeat on the visitors.


Lehmann maintained that Australia need to improve on their batting and blamed the loss on poor shot selection and lack of technique by their batsmen against the home team’s pacers.


Lehmann feels that all-rounder Shane Watson is likely to offer some relief in the final Test of the series and he reportedly put the pacer-trio on ice for the final 18 overs of the second Test on Friday.


Lehmann said that they always favour fielding five bowlers and feels that Watson would be ”fit and firing and ready to go” ahead of the all-rounder’s expected return from a calf injury in the final Test against South Africa.