'Disappointed' Donald urges Proteas to 'stand up' after Oz takes control of third Test
South African bowling coach Allan Donald has expressed disappointment at his men's performance as Australia sailed to 331-3 on the opening day of the third Test at Newlands, saying that the hosts have to now 'make a play and stand up' if they want to win the series.
South Africa took three wickets in the day, as David Warner 135 (152 balls, 12 fours, one six) and captain Michael Clarke (92 not out) took the game away from the hosts.
According to Sport24, Donald said that he was a bit disappointed at the way South Africa started on Saturday, adding that they were 'too full' and now someone from the team needs to 'make a play and stand up'.
The report mentioned that the big blow for South Africa came when Dale Steyn had to leave the field with a sore right hamstring in his 11th over and Donald said that they would work on Steyn overnight and decide whether he could bowl on day two.
The visitors had been using former spinner Shane Warne as a consultant, and the leading Australian wicket-taker in Tests said Warner provided the platform for his side, although he added that Australia would need to pile on the runs on day two, as the wicket could deteriorate considerably.
The report further said that Warner, who plundered the South African attack from ball one, took just 104 balls to bring up his seventh Test century before tea before finally getting out for 135 as Australia lost their third wicket on 217.
(Posted on 03-03-2014)