Thursday, 14 March 2013

South Africa bowling coach Allan Donald underlines need to improve profligate 'death bowling' performances

South Africa's bowling coach Allan Donald has said that the team needs to improve their death bowling in limited overs cricket ahead of their second one-day international (ODI) against Pakistan at Centurion on Friday.

According to Donald, the death bowling is one of the areas in which the team has let themselves down recently in the 2-1 loss against New Zealand in the ODI series in January, Sport24 reports.

Donald said that the team had performed poorly in the last few overs of their opponent's innings in the series, which he added, often decided the outcome of a match.

Stating that he is working hard with the team to rectify the problem, Donald said that they have moved away from the traditional net practices where each bowler just gets five overs, adding that the team is instead focusing on trying to simulate specific match situations.

The Proteas conceded a combined 207 runs in the last 10 overs of the three ODIs against New Zealand, with Dale Steyn, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Robin Peterson identified as the culprits in a series South Africa lost 2-1, the report added. (ANI)

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