The papers outlining secret tactics were meant to be slipped under South African cricketer Dale Steyn's hotel room door on the eve of a game against New Zealand.

Instead, they went to the wrong room and are now there for the world — and the New Zealand players — to see after the occupant posted them on Facebook.

The South African team acknowledged that papers listing apparent weaknesses of New Zealand's batsmen were put in the wrong room.

Although they don't contain any startling insights, the tactics — titled "Plan / Strategy Handouts" — outline team management's suggestions on how Steyn and his fellow fast bowlers could get the New Zealanders out in Wednesday's game.

For one, middle-order batsman Colin Munro is susceptible to "bouncers into rib cage."

 

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