South Africa not getting complacent, says Dale Steyn

South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Napier: Mar 2, 2012

South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has ruled out that his side could get complacent ahead of the third and final One-Day International against New Zealand on Saturday, having already sealed the three-match series 2-0.

The South African side had taken the foot off the pedal against Sri Lanka in their last ODI series, as they lost the last two ODIs of the five-match series after sealing win by 3-0.

Steyn said his side will not consider the third ODI at Auckland.

“No (our) minds are firmly on this last one-day game,” Steyn said.

“I think it’s fair to say that as South Africans in the past we’ve been known to wrap up a series and kind of take our foot off the pedal. So we want to come out here and win 3-0,” the right-arm pacer was quoted as saying by Sports24.

Steyn said South Africa are taking the final ODI as a crucial tie.

“We’re looking at the future and (if) it comes down to crunch games this could be the type of game that could be a crunch game for us.

“Rather than just letting the momentum slip away into the Test series, we really want to make a proper dent,” he said.