The first session tomorrow will be crucial.
I'm probably not bowling my best at the moment, but I'm sure I'll find that form over the series.
I was determined to bowl well after not performing up to standard the previous evening.
Really nothing was happening before, and when we saw what was going on with the replacement ball, it just gave you a new lease of life that you really had a weapon now to do some damage.
Our two major worries coming here so late in the summer were firstly, would the team be in one piece, and secondly how tired we would be. But after the West Indies series we're actually feeling very fresh, we feel pretty good. We've played probably half as much test cricket as South Africa, with breaks in between, and we're here with our full team. A lot has been said about how tired South Africa are and how they need time off.
It wasn't worth the risk. I wouldn't want to go into a test and let the team down.
It's very frustrating. I had been really looking forward to this tour. But my disappointment is tempered by the knowledge that it is nothing major. If it had been a one-day series, I would have played, but I couldn't go into a test and possibly let my team down.