South Africa captain Dean Elgar sounds broken after Australia thrashing

South Africa were thrashed by an innings and 182 runs in day 4 of Second Test in Cricket tour at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The victory now sees Australia lead 2-0 after two Tests. South Africa Cricket captain Dean Elgar sounds broken after Australia won day 4 of the second Test.

“It is not easy at the moment. It is bit of a hammering but we haven’t been up to speed with regards to the kind of intensity of play that Test cricket deserves. We’ve got to do a lot of reflection going forward. I thought we were good in periods. There are a few positives but not a lot.

“Call a spade a spade, the inexperience is killing us – especially with the bat in hand. You’ve got to hit reality on the head as well. We lost a lot of batters the last few years. I think that’s got a role to play. But in saying that, there’s opportunities for guys to come in and play and make spots their own. Unfortunately, that inexperience at this level is really hurting us at the moment.”

Meanwhile, the first-innings double-centurion receives the Mullagh medal after being named the player of the match.

“Obviously, phenomenal achievement by the boys to get the series win on Boxing Day and put entertainment out here for the crowd and we’re really appreciative of how many people turned out. We know how hot it is. It was just a fantastic performance. You saw courageous stuff from Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc and a maiden test 100 by Alex Carey as well which was phenomenal.

“For me, it’s all about coming out here, putting 100% in, training my backside off in the nets all the time. It is one of those things you want to get out in the nets a little bit to get you going. I always knew I’ve got it in me to perform on the big stage and I was fortunate to come out here and do it this Boxing Day series.”

Is it Warner’s last Boxing Day Test?

“You never know. I’ve obviously committed to playing next year’s World Cup. If I’m still feeling as fit as I can, I’ll keep going as long as I can. If I get the tap on the shoulder, I’ll have to go.”

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