S. African skipper Smith baits England batsmen with taunts

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Durban (S. Africa), Dec. 24 (ANI): South African skipper Graeme Smith has taunted England batsmen by saying that during last week's Centurion Test, certain question marks emerged about the latter, which could facilitate a Proteas victory sooner than later.

"We've probably given them a few question marks, especially over the batting line-up," The Courier Mail quoted Smith, as saying as the teams prepare for the start of the second Test on Boxing Day.

"When you collapse like that it always leaves a negative taste, and I think we have left them with things to think about," he added.

Smith is ready to recall Dale Steyn, providing he can convince the captain and selectors he can last the five days, at the expense of the unfortunate Friedel de Wet.

The debutant was the man behind England's collapse, but Smith prefers to stick with what he knows best.

"Makhaya brings a lot of experience. He maybe didn't bowl as well as he would have liked in Centurion, but he's a guy I really support and has been integral through my captaincy - so I back him to come through and bowl well in this Test," Smith said. (ANI)

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