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Nic Ladds 29th Jan 2009 - 15:08

Clarke could help Australia claw back much need pride

South Africa may have wrapped up the series but you can be sure Australia are not going to want to suffer a 4-1 humiliation and are looking to finally justify odds of 4/9 to win.

Australia will have high hopes of winning this one as Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini who were on fire last time out will both be rested.

This will give the likes of Wayne Parnell and Lonwabo Tsotsobe the chance to impress with the pair available at 3/1 and 9/2 respectively to be top South African bowler.

With a general lack of swing for fast bowler in Perth it may pay to have captain Johan Botha on your side for the top bowler honours.

Spinners have a good record here and he can rewards backers at odds of 3/1.

Along the same train of thought there could be a case for backing Michael Clarke to be top Australian bowler big looking odds of 8/1.

Ricky Ponting again led the way for Australia with the bat and he is 3/1 in the betting to top score again.

It is worth noting that openers have done very well for Australia in Western Australia which makes Shaun Marsh at 7/2 and David Warner at 9/2 appealing with slight preference for Marsh.

Hashim Amla and AP de Villiers put in the best displays for South Africa with the bat last time and are 4/1 and 9/2 respectively to top score for their side with Jacques Kallis at 7/2 favourite.

Australia's batting line up could tear the rookie South African bowling line up apart and they will be sorely hoping they do as another defeat would confirm what we already know. Australia are in decline.

A lot has to be done in the Aussie camp to restore confidence and while England are have their problems, with the Ashes coming up, the Australian decline couldn't come at a better time for Pietersen and co.

Michael Clarke - top Australian bowler 8/1

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