Proteas

Fudgie 'disappointed' in Wanderers wicket

2017-01-23 13:00
Farhaan Behardien (Gallo)

Cape Town - Proteas stand-in T20I captain Farhaan Behardien has expressed his disappointment at the Wanderers wicket that saw his side stumble to 113 all out in the second T20I against Sri Lanka on Sunday. 

The Proteas were always going top struggle to defend that total, and though they tried valiantly, in the end the visitors and their inspired captain Angelo Mathews limped home in the final over. 

It was an uncharacteristically low scoring fixture for Johannesburg, and Behardien said after the match that it was not what he had expected.  

"It was a little bit disappointing coming to the Bull Ring and getting a slow turner," he said.

"Normally when you come here you expect pace and bounce ... lots of runs and fours and sixes ... not so today."

The series decider will take place in Cape Town on Wednesday.

"In Cape Town hopefully the wicket won't be as low or slow," said Behardien.

"There might be some pace and bounce in Cape Town ... we'll plan accordingly."

The chief destroyer for the Sri Lankans was mystery spinner and left-arm chinaman Lakshan Sandakan, who picked up 4/23 on debut with the Proteas batsman all at sea. 

"It just stunted our momentum going forward. We lost wickets at crucial moments and we just couldn't get any partnerships," said Behardien.

"It was something different that we hadn't faced before.

"The guys struggled ... it was evident to see. We'll have to go back and have some analysis."

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