There hadn’t been an instance of the World champions getting whitewashed in both the formats, before Australia got thrashed by hosts South Africa in a 5 to nil one-day international series loss, after getting whitewashed by Sri Lanka 3-0 in tests in the previous month.
Australia’s last ODI whitewash was a 4-0 loss to England in 2012. South Africa became the first team to whitewash Australia 5-0 in a one-day international series despite a magnificent innings of 173 from David Warner in the final ODI. Defeat means the captain, Steve Smith, has now lost nine of his past 11 matches in charge of the national team.
Immediate effect of the loss could be seen on the twitter, as twitterati took charge to mock Australians post the series defeat. Here are some famous tweets:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) October 13, 2016
Australia in 2016:
T20: 0-3 Whitewash vs Ind
Test: 0-3 Whitewash vs SL
ODI: 0-5 Whitewash vs SA
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 13, 2016
All 5-0 whitewash series wins in ODIs – 31
For South Africa – fourth
Agst Australia – first#SAvAUS
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 12, 2016
— Vincent Barnes (@VincentBarnes50) October 12, 2016
— ICC (@ICC) October 12, 2016
SA beat Australia by 31 runs in the 5th ODI at Newlands to clinch a 5-0 series whitewash, a 1st for the visitors in a 5-match series
— SuperSport Blitz (@SuperSportBlitz) October 12, 2016
For all the abuse, damage and hidings we've received from Australia over the years, this is a moment for SA fans to cherish. #whitewash
— Marc Lewis (@MarcLewisZA) October 12, 2016
India whitewashed New Zealand, South Africa whitewashed Australia, no surprise everyone is doing whitewash at their home, it's Diwali time.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) October 12, 2016
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 12, 2016
Australia’s ODI whitewash to South Africa shows second string side is below international standard https://t.co/t9GnqJ0Ypf
— FirstpostSports (@FirstpostSports) October 14, 2016
On this day(13th Oct, 2010), Australia were whitewashed for the 1st time in Tests since 1982, by India. Is Oct whitewash season Down Under??
— Arjun Ashok (@arj_90) October 14, 2016
— The Pundits Sport (@thePunditsSA) October 13, 2016
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) October 13, 2016
With Australia's defeat, each of test team and Kenya have suffered a 5-0 ODI whitewash.#SAvAUS
— Waqas Kashi (@iKashiButt) October 13, 2016
OK effort from Head but still not greatly convinced. Really needed to press on earlier – left too much to do #SAvAUS
— Brett Graham (@worldofBG) October 12, 2016
— Ghumman (@Emclub7) October 12, 2016
Imran Tahir has migrated to Zimbabwe to celebrate getting Smith out.
— Nikhil ? (@CricCrazyNIKS) October 12, 2016
Saffers didnt even need their pink outfit to frighten the mighty Aussies this time…. #savaus
— Innocent Bystander (@InnoBystander) October 12, 2016