Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis hit centuries, while Dale Steyn shone in his 100th one-day international, as South Africa showcased their prowess with a 201-run rout of Ireland in the World Cup on Tuesday.
Vernon Philander`s hamstring injury will not only upset the balance of South Africa`s attack against West Indies but also test their pace bowling depth when the two sides clash in their World Cup Pool B match in Sydney on Friday.
South African bowler Kyle Abbott has said that the rain has slowed the game and made a draw more likely despite Australia reportedly being in the commanding position of 494-7 following the second day of the final Test in Cape Town.
South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott has said that he is relishing the chance to prove his worth for his team by bowling at Indian batsmen in more bowler-friendly conditions in the second Test at his home ground, Kingsmead, from Thursday.
South African veteran A B De Villiers has lauded debutant seamer Kyle Abbott, saying that he had delivered a ‘dream performance’ after South Africa enforced the follow-on in the third day of the final Test against Pakistan on Saturday.