Proteas skipper set for yet another milestone against Pakistan.
South Africa captain Graeme Smith will lead the Proteas out for the 100th time in a Test match when the second Test with Pakistan gets under way in Cape Town on Thursday.
“Obviously representing South Africa 100 times as captain is the mark that means the most to me,” Smith said in the pre-match press conference.
“Certainly the Proteas brand and being a part of this team is something that is very important to myself and the rest of the guys. So to be able to achieve a milestone in these colours is something that I’ll remember for a very long time.
“I think also coming to Newlands, you know, I think it’s our marquee Test ground in South Africa, the fans always make it special here, and we’ve played well here. So to come and achieve a milestone like this at this ground is something that I’m really looking forward to.”
“I think the thing is that I think they allowed us to bowl at them a little bit – we managed to control the run rate for a large part of the game, so that allowed us to attack them a little bit more and hopefully we can create that pressure (again).
“If they come into this game with the mindset to leave then they’re going to be tentative, and it will allow us to really, you know, open up and create that pressure on them, hopefully.”