• Pretorius on England’s shortfall

    Proteas all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius talks to the media after after day one of the second Test against England at Newlands in Cape Town.

    The Proteas limited England to 262-9 on Friday.

    ‘I think we did quite well. That wicket is definitely better to bat on than the SuperSport Park wicket for the first Test. We stuck to our disciplines quite well and I think that was a good day for us. We’ll take that,’ said Pretorius.

    ‘I think we complement each other quite well. We’ve got two guys who can bowl 150km/h and the other guys are really accurate.

    ‘Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander with the new ball is really tough for the batters and then I’ve got the privilege of bowling with Anrich Nortje and he is bowling some serious gas at the moment.

    ‘Keshav played a valuable role today with 27 overs and he took all the heat off the seamers on a tough wicket.

    ‘He was very important for us.’

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    The hosts lead the four-match series. They won the series opener in Centurion by 107 runs inside four days. St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth and the Wanderers in Johannesburg will host the third and fourth Test, respectively.

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