Proteas in Australia

Proteas keep flirting with peril

2012-11-30 14:01
Vernon Philander of SA celebrates with team-mates after taking the wicket of Shane Watson. (Gallo)
Cape Town – If South Africa somehow yet win this intriguing Test series in Australia, they will have done it more through sheer bloody-minded unwillingness to cave in than by the more orthodox, special qualities we expected from them.

But with their topsy-turvy old first innings only lasting 74 overs after winning the toss, and with excellent weather on the radar right through to Tuesday as things stand, it is already much more feasible to assume that this game will produce an overdue positive outcome either way.


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