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Plugged-in Proteas firmly dodge a 'Guyana'

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Dean Elgar and Lungi Ngidi  celebrate. (Photo by Randy Brooks/AFP)
Dean Elgar and Lungi Ngidi celebrate. (Photo by Randy Brooks/AFP)

A tour of steamy West Indies out of the South African off-season ... it is never the easiest of undertakings.

The Proteas, playing in an era when warm-up matches to Tests are in short or zero supply - the latter has been applicable here - have some history when it comes to beginning a Caribbean series on the back foot.

Back in 2005, their second-last visit to those climes, the first Test in Georgetown, Guyana, will be remembered for Graeme Smith’s charges not exactly hitting the ground running, despite going on to win the four-match series 2-0.

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