• Duminy’s classy cameo

    December 26, 2016
    JP Duminy celebrates a half-century at St George's Park

    JP Duminy is awarded our Play of the Day for his sparkling knock against Sri Lanka at St George’s Park.

    Duminy was one of the Proteas’ star performers in the recent Test series against Australia, which South Africa won 2-1. On Monday, the left-handed batsman marked the start of the three-game series against Sri Lanka in style when he stroked his way to 63.

    The momentum appeared to be with Sri Lanka after Suranga Lakmal removed Stephen Cook and then Dean Elgar to reduce the Proteas to 105-2. Duminy, however, made his intentions clear from the very first ball when he drove Lakmal for four.

    By the end of the second session, Duminy had hit nine boundaries and had scored at quicker than a run a ball. It was during that period that Duminy played with poise and authority. The Sri Lankan bowlers appeared to have no answers.

    Duminy’s superb knock came to an end after tea, however, when he was trapped lbw by Rangana Herath.

    Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix



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    7 comments
    Norman Masilo
    Norman Masilo

    He threw his wicket away after hitting crisps shots

    Kaas Van Tonder
    Kaas Van Tonder

    Yes a cameo. Another one. In and getting out needlessly. With a poor Test average of 32, you would think there would be more determination to stay in.

    Simon Mashishi
    Simon Mashishi

    Honestly I thought he was gonna get a big one today, he seemed comfortable and settled at the crease for most of his innings

    Kaas Van Tonder
    Kaas Van Tonder

    I appreciate his teammates support for him but he has had FAR too many chances in this Test team. A decent player would have got a Ton playing that well today. I sound harsh but seriously, its been 8 years now. Pommy still talking about his knock in Australia a decade ago. good grief.

    Clinton Prins
    Clinton Prins

    he's one of a few guys in the team on " Reputation " only, like you said how do you justify 5 centuries in 40+ Test matches with an average hovering in the lower 30s, if he played for any other country he wouldve been dropped into retirement long ago