Domingo demands discipline

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Bowling coach Allan Donald has left South Africa's tour of the United Arab Emirates, against Pakistan, due to undisclosed personal reasons.

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 said: "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."

Bowling coach Allan Donald, meanwhile, has left South Africa's tour of the United Arab Emirates due to undisclosed personal reasons.

Donald has been granted an "extended leave of absence" and team manager Mohammad Moosajee, who is "not sure when he will return."

Former bowling coach Vincent Barnes, currently in change of South Africa's high performance programme, will act as a replacement.

Barnes, credited with the fruitful development of seamers Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkle, worked with former coaches Mickey Arthur, Corrie van Zyl and Gary Kirsten – prior to new head coach Russell Domingo's appointment earlier this year.

The second and final Test will get underway at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Five ODIs and two T20Is will follow.

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