Batting carnage as South Africa blast India aside

09 January, 2018, 02:04 | Author: Rosa Wright
  • Poor shot India's Shikhar Dhawan miscues a pull to get out cheaply on the first day of the first Test against South Africa on Friday. AP PTI

We were pretty much in the Test match on all days. "It definitely ranks as one of my favourite Test matches".

AFTER INDIA lost the first Test in Cape Town by 72 runs, captain Virat Kohli said he really liked the pitch, which gave both teams a chance to win. "You need to grab scoring opportunities", the skipper pointed out.The Delhi batsman also praised young all-rounder Hardik Pandya's effort, which included a brilliant 93 in the first innings, to lift India from a precarious 92-7 to 209 besides picking three wickets in the match.He's (Hardik Pandya) a strong character. At the same time, they know that they can repeat that performance, and if we get a lively wicket again we can exploit those conditions. What Pujara liked about Pandya's innings was the character shown by him.

Philander then had Ashwin (12) caught behind - De Kock claiming one handed diving across the slips - before Saha (0) shouldered arms and was pinned lbw by a nip-backer from Steyn, the seamer now three scalps away from overtaking Shaun Pollock (421) as the Proteas' top Test wicket-taker.

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With Steyn unable to run, De Villiers needed to hit boundaries.

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"Look, they had collapses too, even in the first innings, if you take AB's innings out and Faf's to an extent, the batting hasn't clicked for them together either".

"We're not a team which thinks of what-ifs though. We were surprised how quick it was on the first day but today was very hard for batsmen". Also we rectified the errors we made in the first innings by letting them off after having them 12/3. We needed to bat better than what we did.

But he said the bowlers had rectified their mistakes in the second innings, giving him confidence that they could push South Africa hard at Centurion.

We had a chat this morning and we wanted people step up and get us wickets.

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