Australia in SA

Green mamba in PE - PICTURE!

2014-02-19 12:47
St George's Park pitch (Telford Vice - Twitter)
Cape Town - Unless some more work is done on the pitch at St George's Park, the Proteas and Australia face the prospect of playing on a very lively wicket...

The second Test starts in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, and, as things currently stand, it could be bowler friendly.

Pictures taken on Wednesday showed a LOT of grass cover on the pitch.

South African seamers Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morné Morkel will like what they're seeing, but Australia's Mitchell Johnson will also no doubt prove to be a handful.

Johnson registered match figures of 12-127 in the first Test in Centurion to help the visitors crush South Africa by 281 runs.

St George's Park wicket - less than 24 hours before the second Test starts - Michael Sherman

And that, folks, is the match pitch for the 2nd Test. Two days off? #cricket #SAvAus - Telford Vice

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