Proteas have plan in place to stop Hughes onslaught

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Melbourne, Mar 14 (ANI): South Africa has vowed to keep Australian opening sensation Phil Hughes under check after he hit two consecutive centuries against them.

Following his maiden century in the second Test in Durban, South Africa coach Mickey Arthur said Hughes was a player who scored freely square of the wicket.

"He's quite hard to bowl at. We think we need to bring him forward. We couldn't quite do that today. There wasn't enough pace in the wicket and we've certainly seen a chink in the armour against the short ball but again the wicket was too slow in that first session to do that," Arthur said.

But more success followed for Hughes, who made another hundred in the second innings in Durban, becoming the youngest player to score two centuries in a Test match in cricket history, FOX Sports reported.

"We've allowed him to play the way that he wants to play and we haven't really attempted through our skills to make him do anything different," captain Graeme Smith said.

"It's up to us now to hopefully go to Newlands (for Thursday's third Test in Cape Town) and look to execute those game plans a lot better than what we did here," he added.

Hughes has thrown the opposition camp into disarray with his style of backing away and crashing the short ball through the off-side. (ANI)

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