Monday 20 December 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mitchell Johnson

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mitchell Johnson
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mitchell Johnson
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Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his all-round performance helped his side win the third Ashes Test against England.

Johnson, who missed the match in Adelaide, returned to take nine wickets and score a half-centuries in Australia's convincing 267-run victory.

Johns hit an aggressive 62 in 93 balls to help Australia to 268 in their first innings and he followed that up with a haul of six for 38 as England were dismissed for just 187 in reply.

Although Johnson only made one run during Australia's second innings of 309, he helped finished off the match with figures of three for 44 as England were bowled out for 123 in their second innings.

Johnson was later named as the man of the match for his outstanding performance.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Johnson's team-mates Michael Hussey and Ryan Harris, Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and South Africans Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers.

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