Ama-Proteas abezalelwe inja endlini

Razeen Gutta

Abadlali ababili abashaya ama-bat uKeshav Maharaj noSimon Harmer badinge ihora kuphela e-Port Elizabeth ngosuku lwesine ukuze bathole amawikhethi ayisikhombisa e-Bangladesh asele njengoba ama-Proteas enqoba uchungechunge lwe-test ngamaphuzu amabili eqandeni. 

Abashayi bama-bat baseNingizimu Afrika bathole wonke amawikhethi ayishumi kuma-innings esibili ngesikhathi esisheshayo sokunqoba kwesibili ama-test. 

Bebebhekene nokungabi khona kwabanye abadlali abangomphetha abasaqhubeka emdlalweni wama-Proteas kwi-IPL eqhubekayo kuphela, kodwa kufanele babhekane nokushayeka kabili njengoba uSarel Erwee noWiaan Mulder behlolwe ukuthi bane-Covid-19 emahoreni ambalwa ngaphambi kokuqala kwemidlalo.

UGlenton Stuurman kanye noKhaya Zondo bangene esikhundleni salaba bobabili njengofakazi bekhilikithi bamazwe ngamazwe njengoba bekungokokuqala ngqa bebhekana nesimo se-Covid-19 eqenjini. 

Kuthe uma sekuqala ukudlalwa enkundleni uMaharaj ubeqhubeka nomfutho womdlalo odlulile njengoba ubedlala ngokukhulu ukuzimisela.

Lo mdlali oneminyaka engu-32 ubudala uthole amawikhethi ayisikhombisa ukwengeza amabili kuma-innings okuqala kanye nama-runs angu-84 ngokushaya i-bat. 

“Ngijabule kakhulu okokuqala ngqa ngibona iqembu lenza kanje futhi lithola namawikhethi amaningi.

“Izimo bezinzima futhi mhlawumbe zingasifanele, kodwa iqembu lenze ngakhokonke okusemandleni. UDean Elgar wenze umsebenzi oncomekayo esihola,” kusho uMaharaj ngesikhathi ethatha umklomelo wokuba umdlali ohambe phambili kanye nomklomelo wokuba umdlali ovelele emidlalweni yochungechunge. 

“Ngidlale ngendlela engangijwayele ukudlala ngayo kusukela ngiqala ukudlala ikhilikithi yasekhaya yize bekukhona izinto ezimbalwa ebengibhekana nazo lapho nalapho, kodwa ngijabule ngokuthola imivuzo.”

Ukuwina imidlalo yochungechunge kuqeda ihlobo elimnandi lasekhaya lekhilikithi eNingizimu Afrika.

Ama-Proteas aqeda esaqala nje njengoba ahlula i-India abazoyivakashela ngemuva kokuphothulwa kwe-IPL.

Umthombo wesithombe: WP_Blitz

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