Boycott has harsh words for Proteas

2015-12-29 09:00
Geoff Boycott (File)

Durban - Former England opener Geoff Boycott had some harsh words for the Proteas after Day 3 of the first Test at Kingsmead in Durban.

The Proteas started Day 3 on 137/4, but were dismissed for a paltry 214, a 89-run deficit on England's first innings of 303.

Then, to make matters worse, star bowler Dale Steyn was forced to leave the field with a shoulder injury as England registered 172/3 at stumps, giving them a potentially match-winning lead of 261 with seven wickets in hand.

Boycott, speaking to BBC Test Match Special, said:"I don't think South Africa could have had a worse day. The batting was horrible, three catches went down, Steyn got injured and they have as much chance of winning this as I have of going to the moon."

Boycott, 75, known for his outspoken manner, played 108 Tests for England, scoring 8 114 runs at an average of 47.72.

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