Cape Town - JP Duminy
says the Proteas are determined to preserve their unbeaten record
in the final One-Day International against Bangladesh at Buffalo
Park in East London on Sunday.
The Proteas lead the three-match series 2-0
after a convincing 104-run win in Paarl on Wednesday, and have set their sights
on achieving a 3-0 series clean-sweep.
believes the squad remains motivated towards achieving the goals set prior to
the series, despite the one-sided nature of the matches so far. He has been
impressed by the high standards that have been set and met throughout the
series, and expects another high-quality performance to cap off the series.
that we spoke about before the series started was that we wanted to walk away
with 3-0, that is still our main focus,” Duminy said in East London on
“Yes we have had two amazing games but it doesn’t take away the main
goal, which is to put in a solid performance to finish off the series.
last two games I’ve been happy with the way that we have done our work,” he
“The way we have been disciplined in all departments. We have put a lot
of focus on what we are trying to achieve and fortunately for us we have blown
them away in all departments. It doesn’t take away what is going to happen
tomorrow, I still believe that Bangladesh will come out and try to prove a
point and try to get back into this tour.”
Miller will undergo a late fitness test on Sunday morning to determine his availability
for the match, while the rested Hashim Amla is the only confirmed change to the
has been officially rested so there is a spot up for grabs,” Duminy said.
terms of the other selections, I’m not quite sure who is going to come in or
who is going to be rested. It opens up a few opportunities for guys to get
chances so we will have to wait and see what the selectors do.”
have won 13 out of 17 matches played at the low-scoring venue, which has an
average first innings score of 242 for day matches. The West Indies were
bundled out for 122 in the last ODI to be played at the ground in 2015, with
Hashim Amla (61) and Faf du Plessis (51) top-scoring in the nine-wicket win.
looks like a decent wicket for East London,” Duminy explained.
a wicket that is low and slow, so for us in terms of our game plans it’s about
making sure we are equipped and that our game plans are in order to face what
the conditions have for us.”
scheduled to start at 10:00 local time.