Originally Posted by Briony
Elgar looks a limited player, a stodgy rather than fluent type apart from his struggles just to score.
Ironically when Philander missed the test against Sri Lanka, de Lange stepped up to the plate with a seven-fer in his first innings debut but it wasn't enough. SA does find it hard to win in PE and Durban it seems and with their tendency to lose a home test most summers, the kiwis are in with a shout.
Mr earn the right to be aggressive after a hard fought 50(150) earns the right and scores a career high 298(350) to take us to victory.