Proteas

KP backs Proteas to bounce back

2016-11-03 16:47
Kevin Pietersen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen backed the Proteas to bounce back after their horrid start to the first day of the first Test against Australia at the WACA on Thursday.

Pietersen will be in the commentary box throughout the three-match Test series and will be one of the South African personalities in Australia.

READ: Proteas crash and burn in Perth

The Proteas did not make a great start to the Test series, as Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood teared their way through the South African batting line-up.

Quinton de Kock (84) and Temba Bevuma (51) were the tourists' only glimmer of hope, as the Proteas were bundled out for 242 in 63.4 overs.

The Aussies replied with 105 for no loss at the close of play, as David Warner and Shaun Marsh stuck in against the pace attack of the Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada.

Despite the disappointing day for the Proteas, the SA-born Englishman was optimistic over the Proteas situation on Twitter:

I really enjoyed today! Hope you all enjoyed our coverage wherever you were watching...backing SA to bounce back tomorrow! Kom manne!


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