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One match does not make us a bad team, says Bavuma


One match does not make us a bad team, says Bavuma

Proteas players ready to bloom again after a period of soul searching and self-critique

Sports reporter

The Proteas spent the past two days in soul-searching mode, reflecting on personal performances after their embarrassing defeat to New Zealand by an innings and 276 runs in Christchurch.

The humbling defeat means SA won’t win this two-match series, which is part of the ICC World Test Championship, as the final match at the Hagley Oval begins on Friday.

Vice-captain Temba Bavuma said the two days they got off after the first match ended in just seven sessions, allowed players to look at themselves in the mirror and self-critique. “To me (the past two days) were exactly for that. It was for guys to individually reflect on their performances and see how they can be better coming into the next game,” said Bavuma. ..

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