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We need to start landing the first blow, says Proteas quick

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We need to start landing the first blow, says Proteas quick

Kagiso Rabada admits Proteas’ poor starts in recent series are a cause for concern

Sports reporter

The Proteas are undoubtedly on an upward trajectory, but their growing tendency to start series poorly and recover later is not sustainable, says fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.

After a shock defeat in the opening match in Centurion, bowling spearhead Rabada put in a match-winning performance to help SA win the second ODI against Bangladesh at the Wanderers on Sunday and level the three-match series.

It was a repeat of the faulty start seen against India this year as SA battled back from losing the opening Test to win the three-match series 2-1, and against New Zealand in Christchurch last month as SA turned the tables on the Kiwis and won the second Test to draw the series 1-1 having been humiliated in the first match...

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