India vs South Africa: Rishabh Pant hails fighting spirit of team, takes lot of positives from series | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India captain Rishabh Pant hailed the combating spirit of the facet after the hosts got here again from two video games all the way down to take the five-match sequence in opposition to South Africa into the decider, which was washed out right here on Sunday.
The wicketkeeper-batter mentioned there are numerous positives to take from the sequence that ended 2-2.
“It’d get slightly bit irritating, however there are numerous positives, particularly the best way the entire staff confirmed character after the sequence was 2-0. We’re looking for other ways of profitable matches, we try to play in a brand new method.

“Errors will occur, however we’re getting into the fitting method. I believe that is the primary time I’ve misplaced this many tosses on the identical time, but it surely’s not in my management, so I am not enthusiastic about it an excessive amount of,” Pant mentioned after the fifth and closing match was known as off resulting from rain.
On his private kind, Pant mentioned: “From a private viewpoint I want to contribute extra to creating my staff win. I can solely take into consideration giving my one hundred pc as a participant and captain.”
India and South Africa shared honours after the final sport was known as off with solely 3.3 overs of play attainable.
After being put into bat, a gradual downpour delayed the sport by 50 minutes. It began raining simply when the sport was about to start out.
The curtailed match did begin at 7:50 pm however was known as off after solely 16 minutes of play by which India managed 28 runs for the lack of two wickets.
South Africa skipper Keshav Maharaj, who stood in for injured common captain Temba Bavuma, mentioned it was disappointing to attract the curtains on such an thrilling tour on this vogue.
“Very dissatisfied we did not get a full sport for the tip of an thrilling tour. We tried a couple of mixtures. Nonetheless a piece in progress for Australia. You should still see adjustments. I’m positive the long run sequence in opposition to India shall be attention-grabbing like this one.
“We carried our confidence from previous excursions and on the identical time we did not wish to take something with no consideration,” he mentioned.
Participant of the sequence Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who completed with six wickets for 85 runs with a better of 4/13, mentioned it is at all times a proud second to win the honour in a T20 sequence.
“Once you get Man of the Sequence, it is at all times a proud second, and as a bowler in T20, it is even higher. I am at all times targeted on getting again stronger, whether or not it is my bowling or my health.
“I have been taking part in for years now, my function has at all times been the identical. Bowl two within the powerplay, bowl two on the finish. These items are at all times the identical, however as a senior I at all times take into consideration serving to the children.
“I have been fortunate that the captain has given me the complete hand and mentioned do what you need. In that regard I have been blessed,” he mentioned.

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