Proteas

More doom for Proteas batsmen

2015-12-18 10:10
Temba Bavuma (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - After a disastrous Test series in India, the Proteas top order was thrust into Sunfoil Series action on Thursday in the hope that they would get some runs in preparation for the Boxing Day Test against England. 

Of the specialist batsmen in India, only AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis did not turn out for their franchises.

But while time in the middle was the aim, the reality was more failure. 

Only Temba Bavuma, who opened the batting in the fourth Test against India, emerged from the day with any real success. 

Here is how the Proteas went on Thursday in provincial colours:

Stiaan van Zyl - 15

Desperate for runs, the Cobras opener faced just 25 balls before he left an in-swinger from Dillon du Preez to be bowled for 15.

Dean Elgar - 0

Van Zyl's partner for Boxing Day faced just two balls for the Titans and then spent the rest of the day watching team-mate Heino Kuhn take full advantage of conditions as he cruised to 141. 

Hashim Amla - 10

In at No 3, Amla could not rescue the sinking Cobras ship. He faced 45 balls for his 10, striking one boundary, but this wasn't the catalyst he needed.

JP Duminy - 35

The Cobras were skittled for just 146, and Duminy top-scored. It was hardly a jaw-dropping innings, but the time in the middle would have done him well ahead of what is a crucial England series for Duminy. 

Temba Bavuma - 57

Back in his more familiar middle-order position for the Lions, Bavuma did his Boxing Day credentials no harm at all. He could only add 5 runs to his overnight score, though, and was dismissed early on Friday.

Dane Piedt - 0 and 0/11

Came in at No 7 for the Cobras but did not trouble the scorers and only bowled six overs. 

Read more on:    titans  |  cobras  |  proteas  |  knights  |  sunfoil series  |  temba bavuma  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Tuesday, 26 December 2017
South Africa v Zimbabwe, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Friday, 05 January 2018
South Africa v India, Cape Town 10:00
Saturday, 13 January 2018
South Africa v India, Centurion 10:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.