India vs South Africa: ‘Little fool to change approach after just one defeat’ – Temba Bavuma

South Africa’s batting fell under pressure in the third T20I India But captain Temba Bavuma said it would be “foolish” to change his approach after just one loss in the five-match series.

Chasing 180 to win, South Africa got off to a slow start as they could only manage 15 runs in the first three overs but Bavuma said it “has always been our strategy as a team”.

“We always keep an eye on the first two overs and then we try to bring some momentum in the innings and set it up for our big power players,” he said during the post-match press conference. loss to India.

“It’s a strategy that has worked for us and I would be a bit foolish to change my approach after just one defeat,” he said.

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The Proteas dominated the spinners in the first two matches, but the duo of Yuzvendra Chahal (3/20) and Axar Patel (1/28) suffocated the visitors after being introduced by skipper Rishabh Pant at the start of the innings. Made a great performance. Tuesday

“I think their spinners put pressure on us and we were not able to absorb and withdraw the pressure like in the first two matches. The conditions were favorable to their spinners. Congratulations to your spinners for taking advantage of the conditions in your favour,” he said.

“He bowled really well, his captain brought his spinners early in the game, which I think was a big difference against us. Our spinners came later and that’s a move that we missed on the field,” he said. .

“With the batting, we weren’t able to build any partnership, or there was any momentum going on. We batted really well in the first two games but today was a day off for the batsmen.

The Indian team is missing big players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul but Bavuma said that it does not weaken the hosts.

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“I don’t think it is a weak team, these are people who have done very well in their domestic competition and in the IPL. These are quality players. For us, we knew we had to play well and that’s what we did in the first two games.

“Today they were much better, that’s something we have to hope for. I don’t think you were expecting us to come here and win the series 5-0 because not all the big names are there. I think this one Good Indian team.”

South Africa’s openers have struggled and the captain, who batted at the top, said Quinton de Kock’s injury has affected the team.

“Look, Quinton is a big player in the top order but unfortunately we don’t have him, he is injured. We have Riza (Hendrix) as a backup option and we are confident of supporting her. This is the shaft we’ve built over the past two years.

“Obviously when a team loses, there are a lot of areas we can point to. As I said at the beginning of the innings, we want to achieve stability, but we are not able to achieve stability due to non-availability of Quinton.

Talking about his own performance he said; “I am someone who partners with Quinton at the top. I think people understand my role within the team.”

“The players play around me. They need someone to keep them tight at the other end. That’s not going to change, I think it’s been a success for us and we’ll move on with that.”

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