The Proteas skipper found it tough to beat the Men in Blue
South Africa was defeated in the second Test against the home team. They were thrashed by 137 runs. Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis spoke about their performance in the match. He also lauded praise to Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli.
‘We knew that in the subcontinent, your first innings is really important. The runs you put on the board gives you a chance. But the way India batted, especially Virat, it takes a lot of mental toughness. Two days in the field can wear you down’, Du Plessis said.
‘Especially that second evening, the batsmen were a bit weak in the mindset. From then on, it was playing catch-up. We were found wanting in this Test match’, he added.
The home team’s success was their 11th consecutive victory in home Test series. Currently, they are leading 2-0 in the series.
Du Plessis defended himself from his decision to play as the team’s extra seamer for the upcoming Test match on Saturday. ‘I think it was the right decision for this pitch (to go with an extra seamer instead of a spinner). Vernon and KG created some pressure first up, but we needed another bowler who can add to the pressure’.
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