‘Busi­ness as usual’ for the Proteas in Dur­ban

In­dia need to fo­cus in all de­part­ments ahead of sec­ond ODI, says Dhoni

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - SPORT - STUART HESS

CRICKET South Africa will press ahead with the play­ing of the sec­ond One-Day In­ter­na­tional in Dur­ban, de­spite the gov­ern­ment declar­ing tomorrow a day of re­flec­tion and prayer for Nel­son Man­dela.

Cricket SA said yes­ter­day seven bats­men said De Vil­liers, though that isn’t the only sce­nario avail­able to them were there to be a change to the start­ing team.

Imran Tahir would need to be ac­com­mo­dated too, and a change to the bowl­ing is more likely at Kingsmead than a change to the bat­ting or­der.

Dhoni, mean­while, needs his side to show im­prove­ment in all de­part­ments if they are to get back into the se­ries. “The bowlers have to do bet­ter in the next game and the bats­men have to men­tally pre­pare them­selves,” said In­dia’s cap­tain.


STILL A CHANCE: Proteas cap­tain AB de Vil­liers has not dis­missed the pos­si­bil­ity of Graeme Smith play­ing in the sec­ond ODI against In­dia tomorrow.

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