South Africa coach Russell Domingo expects his bowlers to strike back after Pakistan took a shock 1-0 lead in the two-match test series with a seven-wicket victory.

It was South Africa’s first defeat in the last 16 test matches and puts in danger its seven-year record of not losing a test series away from home.

Domingo says, “I have got bowlers in this group of players who are capable of getting 20 wickets, we need to implement our plans better and be a lot more disciplined.”

The first test ended Thursday with a day to spare. The four-pronged South African pace attack was found wanting at Abu Dhabi as it bowled too short of length with Pakistan’s first innings lead of 193 proving decisive.

The second test starts Monday.

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