Proteas not perturbed despite bowlers failing to take single Kent wicket

Last Updated: Jul 16, 2012, 21:43 PM IST

London: South Africa batsman Jacques Rudolph has said the team’s confidence remains sky high despite their bowlers being unable to take a single Kent wicket on the final day of the tour match at Canterbury.

Batting dominated play, with the South Africa scoring 314 all out before Kent got into their second innings.

The Proteas, despite having an A-list bowling attack which included Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Imran Tahir, were unable to take a wicket, as the match ended in a draw, The Daily Express reports.

“It was a little difficult for the bowlers with the wicket not giving them any assistance, but the way we’ve batted here as a unit was exceptional. We’re pleased with the work we’ve done and I can promise you the boys just want that first Test to start now,” said Rudolph.

None of the South African top seven batsmen were dismissed for single figures, with Hashim Amla (77) and Jacques Kallis (54) both retiring out after a century stand for the third wicket, as they moved on from their overnight score of 108-2.

It was a little difficult for the bowlers with the wicket not giving them any assistance.

ANI