Captain India Rishabh Pant felt his team lacked execution with the ball despite taking enough steps across the board to suffer a seven-stroke defeat to South Africa in their first T20 game in Delhi on Thursday. After wearing a giant 211 for four people to ride on Ishan Kishan76, India’s pitchers cut an unfortunate number as South Africa achieved their highest T20 run to end India’s 12-match winning streak in the format.
“I think we had enough across the board but failed to make our own, but credit to the opposition,” Pant said in his post-match press conference.
“We thought the slower would work when we hit the ball but it got easier in the second half. We’re very happy with the total but next time if we have a similar situation we will do better.” Captain South Africa Temba Bavuma were full of praise for Van der Dussen and Miller.
“It was a precise strike. David (Miller) showed his form, reasonably assisted by Rassie (van der Dussen). It was a good racket that probably reads the situation better and ( need adjustment) go to death options earlier and take the throw-in balls.
“We put a lot of faith in Rassie,” said Bavuma. He took it slowly and completed it in the final stages. He was the one who saw us.
Bavuma said he expected the racquet to play better in the second half and that’s why he chose to come out after winning.
The visiting captain also had words of appreciation for Ishan Kishan.
“I think the way Ishan hits the ball, he makes it look easy. He puts our spinning players under pressure,” Bavuma said.
Miller, who was rated a man-of-the-match because of his explosive swing, said his understanding of his game over the past few years has helped him become a sportsman. better cricketer.
“I think it’s been hard work, I’ve understood my game a lot better in the last four or five years,” he said.
“I’ve been playing for a while but knowing and winning matches gives you a lot of confidence. Wherever I play, I always want to make a difference. No 5 will be the position. present.
“I played well in fourth place domestically but South Africa is a different story with world-class players. Happy to be playing anywhere.”
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