24 Oct 2014

Warning from Proteas

12:24 pm on 24 October 2014

The South African batsman JP Duminy has sent an ominous warning to the Black Caps on the eve of the second one-day cricket international in Mt Maunganui, claiming the Proteas were only at 65 percent in their opening match win on Tuesday.

The Proteas lead the three-match series 1-0 and can wrap up the title with victory on Friday, while the Black Caps will be seeking a much improved performance from their opening match effort.

The South African batsman JP Duminy

The South African batsman JP Duminy Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The visitors, though, are also determined to up the ante.

Duminy says to be honest he feels they were only about 65 percent in the opening match and while it's nice to be able to win like that, they need to lift for the second game.

He says in particulary the bowling department needs to improve at the back end and bowl the Black Caps out when they can, rather than chasing a total around 230.

The New Zealanders have been dealt a blow before the match with confirmation batsman Kane Williamson will miss the entire series with a wrist injury.