From Dale Steyn being as good as ever to Faf du Plessis being Australia’s new tormentor, there was much to talk about after South Africa triumphed in the ODI tri-series final over Australia on Saturday.
South Africa beat Australia in the final of the triangular series in Harare on Saturday. In what seemed like a never-ending repeat of teams playing each other, South Africa came out on top, beating Australia by six wickets with 55 balls still remaining. With World Cup preparation now well and truly underway, South Africa learned many important lessons over the last few days.
Many things will still be assessed and tweaked before the World Cup comes knocking next year, but in the short-term, South Africa seems to be cobbling together a team which will give any of the big boys a run for their money if they manage to keep their composure. Here are the top talking points from the tri-series.
South Africa can hold their nerve under pressure
The c-word has followed the South Africans around like a fat old elephant just waiting to trample on their spirit. In crunch matches, especially semi-finals of the ICC competition variety, South Africa has…
Source : Daily Maverick