19 Jan 2009

South Africa ODI captain happy with batting but not fielding

12:18 pm on 19 January 2009

The South African one day cricket captain Johan Botha says apart from the fielding he's happy with his team's performance in Sunday's five-run loss to Australia in Hobart.

The five-match one day international series is levelled at one apiece after two games.

Australia scored 249 for nine and then dismissed South Africa for 244 for six.

Botha says his side will need to improve for Friday's third match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.