Thatscricket- Cricket news - Fleming confident of doing well in Tests

Published: Monday, October 30, 2000, 19:30 [IST]
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Johannesburg: New Zealand cricket captain Stephen Fleming said he was worried about his team's bowling attack but still believed that the Kiwis could take on the South Africans in the Tests after losing the six-match One-day series. South Africa won the fourth match by five wickets at Kimberley on Saturday, giving them a 3-0 lead in the series. The first match at Centurion was rained out and the remaining games are in Durban on Wednesday and Cape Town on Saturday.

With a Test series to follow the One-dayers, Fleming admitted that he was concerned that his team was "lacking variety and the ability to take wickets". He told the 'Sunday Times' newspaper here that the team particularly felt the absence of star left-arm slow bowler Daniel Vettori in the middle overs."We are bowling four or five good balls an over, then giving away a boundary," Fleming said. "We have talked about it but we are still doing it," he added.

Fleming said South Africa were on a roll but he still believed that they had the ability to take them on. "We are not playing bad cricket but South Africa are playing brilliantly and we have to hang in there. I'll keep believing in our side," he added.Meanwhile, South African captain Shaun Pollock said his team might try out players who had not yet played in the series in the remaining matches in Durban and Cape Town. He added that the South Africans did not want to jeopardise their current winning streak.

India Abroad News Service

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