Cricket – Faf going back to basics

Returning skipper Faf du Plessis has set out what he expects from his South Africa side when they take on England in the second Test match at Trent Bridge. Having suffered a massive 211-run defeat in the first Test of four, the Proteas are keen to show a response when the two teams take to the field in Nottingham on Friday. And Du Plessis, who missed the loss at Lord's following the birth of his first child, has told his colleague to focus on the basics and applying more pressure on their hosts. He told reporters: "It's a pretty straightforward thing to focus on this week - get your basics right and do things consistently better for longer. "You will have moments in the game when you put pressure on opposition and then they put pressure on you, and then you wait for your turn to put pressure back on them." Du Plessis is set to replace an out-of-sorts JP Duminy in the middle-order, while paceman Kagiso Rabada misses out as he serves a one-match suspension. South Africa are 7/2 with bet365 to win the second Test, with the draw priced at 7/2.

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