JOHANNESBURG: Proteas ready for a must win match against Sri-Lanka in Colombo on Friday, Sri-lanka is leading the series 1-0 after a poor performance shown by the Proteas in Galle.
Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis believe that if they get a draw in this seriesit will be like a special win for them, but it will take ‘better’ decision-making and confidence in game plans to pull off a comeback.
“I thought in the first Test we were off the ball in a lot of areas,” he admitted to the media on Thursday. “We have also been a team that sometimes unfortunately starts slowly before we start making better decisions. Hopefully we can do that in this Test match, we know it is going to be tough but we are looking forward to the challenge.
“The (away) record is one that we are very proud of,” he said. “It is never easy winning away from home, but when you come to the sub-continent drawing a series is as good as winning 3-0 at home. It is tough but it is what the best teams do in the world. We want to try and get to the No.1 position and in order to get there we have to make sure we don’t just do well at home.”