Capetown - Vernon Philander, who is eyeing a Test return for South Africa, expressed concern about the pink ball after using it for the first time against Australia A in Brisbane. "The pink ball is a bit similar to the Duke, except that when we got past 30 overs, the ball got extremely soft. That's the only negative about it," he said. “We are all excited about the pink-ball game, and as long as we can improve the ball, we will have a good future with the pink ball."