Following a hard-fought six-wicket win in the Boxing Day test, the Proteas move on to the second Test against Pakistan in Cape Town. ANITHA MADIKIZELA crunched the numbers to see what Newlands might have in store for players and fans.
It was a historic occasion when the Boxing Day Test match moved away from the coastal regions to inland Centurion for the first time, and I was lucky enough to be there to bear witness to the occasion, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.
Babar Azam held Pakistan together against a brilliant South African bowling attack in Centurion with a defiant 71 off 79 balls that included 15 fours, and is Anitha Madikizela’s pick for Play of the Day.
On a day when the ball dominated the bat most of the time on the international stage, the Proteas’ Duanne Olivier picked up 6-37 against Pakistan to earn him SACricketmag.com’s mantle of Boxing Day’s Turbo Bowler.
SuperSport Park in Centurion will play host to the Boxing Day Test match for the first time in history, but it will be a known enemy that the Proteas will encounter when they face off against Pakistan for the 13th time on home soil.
Proteas fans have a bumper summer of action-packed cricket in store, with five Test matches, 10 ODI’s and six T20Is to look forward to during the coming months.
One of the most anticipated events on South Africa’s cricketing calendar is back! The eighth Momentum ODI PinkDay will take place during the fourth ODI between the Proteas and Pakistan on Sunday 27 January 2019 at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium.