Proteas learn valuable lessons

2014-03-13 09:40

Durban - Proteas T20 coach, Russell Domingo, feels his players have learnt valuable lessons from their five-wicket loss to Australia in the second T20 international at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

The match was reduced to seven overs per side after heavy rain, but gave the Proteas important time out in the middle after the first match in Port Elizabeth was washed out.

"There is always a lesson to be learnt, no matter how many overs you play," Domingo said after the match.

"We have played a few matches in the last few years where we have been reduced to seven or eight overs. Australia won the game and they deserved to do so but I wasn’t too disappointed with the way we played today."

Domingo was also pleased with the death-bowling practice the bowlers received, despite Australia reaching the target with two balls to spare.

"We have to remember that guys like Dale (Steyn) and Morné (Morkel) aren't here," said Domingo.

"It was a good opportunity for guys like Beuran (Hendricks), who had his first taste of the pressures of international cricket, and guys like (Wayne) Parnell who have been successful before, it’s all part of the process."
The Proteas travel to Johannesburg on Thursday, and will have one last opportunity for game time at home in the third fixture taking place at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.


  • Jon Low - 2014-03-13 09:47

    They ought to flop in the nets and at middle practice and not be "learning lessons" during the game itself.

      Wilhelm Van Niekerk - 2014-03-13 10:08

      Hulle het nou al soveel lesse geleer, hul behoort nou al elkeen n doktorsgraad te he....

      Moruga NuNaga - 2014-03-13 11:21

      Amla is not in form.The world cup will be really disappointing with him as an opener.

      Wehr Wulf - 2014-03-13 12:24

      Learning?! These are so called professional cricketers. You learn at practice then you perform when at work (playing). It's like stuffing up at the office and making excuses like "Hey boss, at least l'm learning..".

      Rob Martin - 2014-03-13 18:30

      Any excuse is better than non.

  • Theo Pretorius - 2014-03-13 09:58

    Beuren 2nd last over was mistake,abbot was the pick of the bowlers why not use him? Idiots,learning once more,I am no captain but if I was would not have made those mistakes last night.I would have opened with De Kock,Miller,Morkel,Duminy,bunch of idiots

      Mac Naidoo - 2014-03-13 10:38

      Abbot is not inthe T20 squad hence they didn't use him. What's the big fuss it was only a 7seven game and we were lucky we had a match at all. We can't win all of them ok proteas can't win any format

      Matthew Bossenger - 2014-03-13 13:35

      "Abbot is not inthe T20 squad hence they didn't use him" - so his doppelganger bowled an over last night?

      Mac Naidoo - 2014-03-13 16:12

      Hey boss you doff..whatever you want me to spell it out for you, he is not included in the world cup squad so why persist with him

      Pam Stevens - 2014-03-13 18:22

      True, but Abbot was not even mentioned by the "coach", onlyntwo players who cost the Proteas the match

  • Clintin Van Wyk - 2014-03-13 09:58

    Lesson learned Parnell is not a death bowler. How many times must last night's incident still happen. He is good in the middle part of the game, so only use him there. Stop relying on Steyn and Morkel as well, cos it shows that without our best we are just 2nd best

  • Gert Steenkamp - 2014-03-13 10:01

    Dom...ingo if you have not learned lessons before you should not be the Protea coach. You are so obviously not qualified to coach an international team. Vat jou pie en waai.

      Pieter Delport - 2014-03-13 10:27

      Kan nie meer saam stem nie. Sover het hy nog niks bereik nie.

      Jaco De Villiers - 2014-03-13 10:57

      Michael... I think you will find Domingo's win ratio not that impressive. Im speculating now, but he certainly has not been a stand-out coach.

  • frankgerald - 2014-03-13 10:01

    You may thumbs-down me but it was bad captaining and team management (coaching) tactics/planning. it should have been treated as the last 7 overs of a full T.20. I would have changed the batting to QdKock, D Miller, Albie, Faf etc. Amla is more of a top quality stroke-maker which was not required at the time and in the last 7 overs of a T.20 match. Abbot the home boy should have had 2-overs instead of one. Still a good game though.

  • Hugo Conradie - 2014-03-13 10:01

    When do we stop learning lessons and start giving them?

      Pam Stevens - 2014-03-13 18:25

      Totally agree, DOM coach and captain

  • Len Kline - 2014-03-13 10:04

    But has he? Don't blame the players for bad batting order decisions

      Pam Stevens - 2014-03-13 18:28

      Come on, DOMBO! Why the players for the batting order DECISIONS?

  • NickvanGraan - 2014-03-13 10:10

    The Protea's seem to be continually learning valuable lessons.

      Jon Low - 2014-03-13 11:25

      Trouble is, they're forgetting them even faster.

  • James Eayrs - 2014-03-13 10:27

    Ray Jennings for Protea's coach please.

      Gert Steenkamp - 2014-03-13 18:25

      Yes I agree, I he not the under 19 coach who won the world cup????

      Pam Stevens - 2014-03-13 18:46

      With Ray Jennings as coach, we have the players to follow the under 19 team and the Proteas will become test, one day and T20 world champions. He will enforce discipline, dedication and professionalism into the sides and will drop those lacking in the above and choose those who are hungry enough to strive for it.

  • Frankie Harmse - 2014-03-13 10:39

    Stop learning start playing.... thats what you get if a whitemans game managed by coloured...... excuses excuses.... get rid of Demingo.... send him into politics to make excuses....

  • Mike Murphy - 2014-03-13 10:52

    where was Abbot at the death & why is he not in the squad.

      Pam Stevens - 2014-03-13 18:36

      Not part of the cliche

  • Sihle Zondie - 2014-03-13 11:03

    I actually thought Domingo was gonna come out with facts,and outline these lessons he claims he learned.The person that prepares his public media statements doesn't know these lessons either.I guess it will be another failure in this WC.For a country with one of,if not the best schools cricket in the world we sure underperfom consistently

  • Drake Richardson - 2014-03-13 11:07

    After all these years they are still learning the basics. ....... doesn't bode well does it?

  • Jimmy NZ - 2014-03-13 11:17

    Beginning to sound like AC, JDV and the stormers...going to be brain surgeons soon with all the lessons that they have learnt...!!!

      Jon Low - 2014-03-13 11:27

      They'll "take lots of positives"... bla bla.. same old same old...

  • Alfredo Alfacinha - 2014-03-13 11:29

    lesson learnt ..Aus beat Wayne Parnell

  • Karen Ann Ludick - 2014-03-13 12:20

    Ag shame, what lessen did you learn??? how to loose a cricket game, ag shame........

  • Richard Payne - 2014-03-13 13:27

    These are professionals, bit late to learn lessons. Imagine if the doctor operating on you said after he screwed up - ' Oh dear I need to learn by my mistake' !!! Professionals don't make mistakes like these chaps do.

  • Bart Nel - 2014-03-13 14:03

    BEE Team last 2 overs of bowling gave everything away. Get real bowlers and not these makeshift BEE plonkers who bowl 2 no balls and sitters at the depth.

  • Ian Hitge - 2014-03-13 15:07

    At least they can't blame Smith for this...

  • warren.pollard.92 - 2014-03-14 23:37

    Truth be told the Aussies have come here and given us a lesson in how to play cricket

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