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Thatscricket- Cricket news - Ngam set to debut for South Africa

Published: Tuesday, November 14, 2000, 22:00 [IST]
 
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Johannesburg: Fast bowler Mfuneko Ngam will win his first cap for South Africa when he plays in the third and final Test against New Zealand starting at the Wanderers on Friday.Ngam, 21, replaced Allan Donald, who withdrew on Thursday with a stomach muscle injury. Ngam is currently the fastest bowler in South Africa with one delivery this season timed at 150 kilometres (90 miles) an hour.He will be the second black African to play in Tests for South Africa, joining Makhaya Ntini in Friday's team.

"I am very happy and delighted to represent my country and I will give it my best," Ngam said at practice at the Wanderers Thursday. New Zealand were also likely to show an enforced change on Friday with fast bowler Kerry Walmsley also suffering from a stomach muscle injury. He was expected to be replaced by Daryl Tuffey.South Africa won the first two Tests, securing the three-match series.

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