Cricket 19.7.2018 06:39 pm

Proteas untroubled by slow start in Sri Lanka

Even if the performance in the first Test at Galle was patently embarrassing, it’s not out of character for South Africa to start a Test series poorly.

South Africa making a slow start to a Test series has almost become an institution now, so it was no surprise that Proteas captain Faf du Plessis said on Thursday that he expected his team to rectify much of what went wrong in the first Test against Sri Lanka in the second match starting in Colombo on Friday.

Proteas untroubled by slow start in Sri Lanka
Proteas untroubled by slow start in Sri Lanka

Proteas untroubled by slow start in Sri Lanka

Even if the performance in the first Test at Galle was patently embarrassing, it’s not out of character for South Africa to start a Test series poorly.

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