Smith hails Proteas’ character following hard-fought Adelaide Test draw

Johannesburg: South Africa captain Graeme Smith lauded his players’ incredible character after the Proteas batsmen held out for 148 overs against a pumped up Australian attack in the drawn Adelaide Test.

“We had that little bit of hope this morning but at four down last night we knew that the writing was on the wall,” a website quoted Smith, as saying.

“Today I wanted to see the guys show a little bit of character. As the day goes on the emotions fuel and you become more tense as the guys out there put so much time and effort in,” he added,

“I think for me it was incredible to see the guys who represented us out there, the skill, determination and pride which they took in their performances. They represented us and a lot of people back home immensely, that was the most fulfilling thing from today,” he said.


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