Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler, Kagiso
Rabada, feels there is enough left in the wicket to take the remaining six Sri
Lankan wickets for victory in the second Test match at PPC Newlands in
Rabada made important strikes taking two of the four wickets to fall
in Sri Lanka’s record chase of 507, and will be looking to exploit the sporting
conditions in search of the remaining wickets.
Wicket-keeper batsman, Dinesh
Chandimal (28 not out) and captain, Angelo Mathews (29 not out) braved out an
attacking period before stumps on Day Three, and face an uphill battle with a
further 377 runs required for victory.
“There is a bit of pace and
some bounce as well, “he said of the conditions.
“As soon as you get past the
new ball you can cash in with the runs, our batters showed that. It’s a wicket
where you are not quite in, some will bounce, one will nip, one ball has the
potential to misbehave and have the batsmen in trouble. You can’t get too
complacent here, there is some bounce and pace, that is what we are going to
use as the ball gets older. We are going to plan our tactics and get here
tomorrow and execute them.”
The 21-year-old admitted he
was struggling for rhythm in the opening match in Port Elizabeth, but looks
back to his destructive best after taking 4/37 in the first innings and running
in with aggression and intent in Sri Lanka’s second innings.
“I have bowled more and have
gotten better rhythm through bowling,” Rabada explained. “I think when
you get time off that is when you must rest. When you need to bowl that is when
you must bowl to get yourself at the highest level that you can be. There is no
room for you to rest if you are not bowling well," said Rabada.