The strong reaction to the Proteas’ loss in the first ODI to Pakistan at St George’s Park is no doubt due to raised public expectations following the 3-0 Test series win, but the public has overlooked what went right in PE, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Following his side’s five-wicket loss to Pakistan at St Georges’ Park, Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis has said that the side needs to learn to adapt quicker to conditions that aren’t in their favour.
Pakistan showed nerve to chase down the Proteas’ measly total of 266-2 to claim a five-wicket victory in the first ODI at St George’s Park, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
The Proteas posted 266-2 thanks to a ton from Hashim Amla and a debut half-century from Rassie van der Dussen in the first ODI against Pakistan.
The Proteas have won the toss and will bat first in the opening ODI against Pakistan at St George’s Park.
Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis is anticipating a tough contest against Pakistan in the ODI series, especially with two key players (Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn) rested for the first two matches of the series.
The Proteas continue to experiment as they take on Pakistan in the first ODI at St Georges Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, writes KHALID MOHIDIN.
The eagerly anticipated 2019 Pink One-Day International was officially launched at the Wanderers Stadium on Wednesday.
The Proteas have rested Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn for the opening two ODIs against Pakistan.
Former Proteas spinner PAT SYMCOX says Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur was out of line blaming the pitches for his team’s batting woes.