The Proteas are not only getting better at bowling spin, but they have turned a corner in facing it too.
After securing their third T20 away-series win with a nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Sunday, superstar batsman Quinton de Kock is convinced they have now put to bed the notion that South Africans usually get dronk gespin on dusty pitches.
South Africa can sweep the three-match series 3-0 if they beat their hosts again today at 3.30pm.
De Kock, who scored an unbeaten 58 in the second match, says: “The guys have been working hard on playing spin on turning wickets and it’s starting to show.
“To do it to Sri Lanka in their own conditions, all the batsmen have improved. They’ve really shown a lot of people how to play spin.
“From the side they make it look easy, but you know it’s not. It’s good to see the guys improving.”
Of what they must do to win the third match, De Kock says: “We must do the same thing we’ve been doing. Consistency and don’t get ahead of ourselves.
“It’s about getting the job done, our confidence is high at the moment, but we can’t take anything for granted.”