ON FIRE: Andile Phehlukwayo. Photo: CHRIS RICCO/BACKPAGEPIX

The Proteas will be looking to bury Australian cricket in a week in which a number of top officials quit their jobs.

The ball-tampering saga in South Africa earlier this year has not only seen Baggy Green coach Darren Lehmann lose his job and leaders Steve Smith and Dave Warner, as well as Cameron Bancroft, banned, but is still having a domino effect on the leadership of Cricket Australia as well as results on the pitch.

So much so that director of Cricket Australia Mark Taylor, team performance boss Pat Howard, broadcasting chief Ben Amarfio and chairperson David Peever have all quit because of it.

With the Aussies being leaderless and vulnerable, the Proteas will look to strike fast and hard to wrap up the three-match series in the second ODI in Adelaide on Friday.

Having won the first match by six wickets after bowling out the hosts for just 152 runs, Andile Phehlukwayo believes the SA seamers will again have a big say in the encounter.

Phehlukwayo says: “Seam will still do the job and it will be a quick wicket. I don’t think it [spin] will play a massive role - if it [the wicket] does [allow] spin, it will come as a surprise to me personally.”

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