India’s batsmen must show a more positive mindset to combat the South Africa bowling attack, their captain Virat Kohli said after losing the first Test on Monday.
After handing India a 72-run defeat in the opening Test at Newlands, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis on Monday focussed on the importance of putting pressure on the opposition in a brief three-match rubber.
After the visitors lost the opening Test by 72 runs to South Africa at Newlands at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Monday, India skipper Virat Kohli underlined the importance of having big partnerships.
Hardik Pandya certainly has the ability but only time will tell if he would go on to become a genuine allrounder, said former India captain Kapil Dev, considered as one of the country’s best ever cricketers.
Needing 208 to win on Monday, India’s famous batsmen failed terribly against the South African bowlers, especially Vernon Philander who took 6/42, as a result of which they now trail the three-game rubber 0-1.