The South African cricket team secured a valuable 10 points in the Super League. South Africa won the match by just 9 runs but they were in control of the match and made a statement that they are not finished yet in the ODI format. The match was affected by rain due to which the contest was played in 40 overs.
Temba Buoma Again struggled to get some important runs under his belt. The management’s decision to bat him at No. 3 position did not go down well. The pitch was by no means easy and as we all know a batsman needs time to settle his sights.
The skipper was spot on with his captaincy as he rotated his bowlers quite well. The batsman needs patience as we all have seen that he has tasted success against big teams. The Proteas will be aware that changing captains at this point can be risky.
Temba Boma will be hoping the team continues this winning streak. At the same time, they should not be complacent as losing two back-to-back games will not take long as India will be well prepared for any challenge.
Finally a good fight – Temba Bavuma
During the post-match presentation, captain Temba Baoma was asked about the nail-biting thriller. ,A good fight at the end, obviously Sanju pushed us in the end, but the boys persevered and took us to victory.
David Miller and Henrik Klaasen played positively – Temba Bauma
“There wasn’t much grass on the surface, we lost a couple of wickets, myself and Aidan (Markram) in the middle overs, but the lads fell. Miller and Klassen played positively, put together a partnership, and we got good scores. Took to.”
I thought we lost our way in the middle overs – Temba Baoma
“The first 15 overs were good bowling from KG and Parnell. I thought we lost our way in the middle overs, and gave away too many runs, but in the end the result went for us and I’m happy with that.”
Also read: WATCH: Shardul Thakur knocks struggling Temba Bauma with a Jaffa in IND vs SA 1st ODI