South Africa captain Faf du Plessis plays a shot during his know of 111.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis plays a shot during his know of 111. Themba Hadebe

Bowlers must get better, says Warner

CRICKET: Vice-captain David Warner said Australia's rookie bowlers would have to learn fast after being dominated by South Africa's batsmen in a 142-run loss at the Wanderers.

Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain both were handed debuts in place of Scott Boland and Daniel Worrall as Australia looked to bounce back from defeat in Centurion two days earlier.

Mennie endured a nightmare start, posting the worst figures by an Aussie bowler on debut - 0 for 82 off his 10 overs.

Tremain was also expensive but did take a wicket as he claimed 1 for 78 from his 10.

The Aussies go into the third ODI in Durban tomorrow 2-0 down in the five-match series with Warner saying things have to change.

"They're (bowlers) going to have to learn fast,” Warner said.

"We've only got a day or so off and then we've got to come back at Durban.

"You look at that wicket, it had a nice coverage of grass and offered a bit with the new ball so they're going to have reflect a bit on today and think fast on their feet come the first 10 (overs) next game.”

After easing to a big score, South African quicks Kagiso Rabada (2-31) and Wayne Parnell (3-40) showed the tourists how to bowl on a pitch that offered the bowlers something.

Only Warner (50) and Travis Head 51 offered much resistance as the Aussies were bowled out for 219 in 37.4 overs.



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