Sydney, Feb. 25 ANI | 7 months ago

South Africa captain Graeme Smith claimed that only a few teams could have made such a come back like his team did after being beaten so badly in the first Test against Australia.


South Africa made a huge comeback in their second Test, bagging a 231-run win over Australia to level the series one all.

According to News.com.au, Smith said that he was pleased with the way his team came around after their defeat in the first Test and added that nine wickets in a session was really something special.

South Africa's pace trio devastated the Australian batting line up with their reverse swing allowing no batsman a chance to make more than six after Chris Rogers (107) and David Warner (66) had an opening partnership of 126, the report added.

Smith reportedly praised pacer Dale Steyn's exceptional performance and said that Steyn went from 'very angry to extremely angry' usually while bowling.

Smith also added that Steyn had high expectations out of himself with the performances he had put out in his career and the more Steyn bowled, the better he would get, the report added.

Smith reportedly hopes that Steyn, who claimed Clarke (1), Steve Smith (0) and Brad Haddin (1), would be sparked for the next Test match with the spell he produced with the reverse-swing ball.

(Posted on 25-02-2014)

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