Sanjay Bangar relates IND batting failure to SA “smart understanding.”
Sanjay Bangar praised Temba Bavuma’s tactics for South Africa’s victory over India in the first ODI.
Team IND batting performance was disappointing in the first ODI, against South Africa on Wednesday in Paarl. Which they lost by 31 runs. India were 138 for one at the halfway point of their 297-run chase. However, after the departure of veterans Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, they quickly fell to 188 for six. Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar said on Star Sports that the Proteas stuck to their plans and had a “smart understanding” of their tactics.
“That’s what surprised me the most. That is not the reputation of Indian batters. I think the South African team deserves credit for sticking to their plans as well. You had Markram (Aiden) bowling for five overs; we were hoping he’d bowl a couple of overs and then be removed “, he explained.
Sanjay Bangar relates IND batting failure to SA
“Even someone like Keshav Maharaj spinning the ball that way and Bavuma (Temba) sticking to that plan and inviting Virat Kohli to play in an area where he is not at ease.”
“Rishabh Pant was stumped down the leg side, as you mentioned. Again, good communication between the bowler and the wicketkeeper. Also, Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer are being put through their paces with those short balls “Bangar went on to say.
Dhawan’s wicket fell in the 26th over, leaving India at 138 for two. He hit 79 runs off 84 pitches and looked like the best Indian batter on Wednesday.
Despite Shardul Thakur’s unbeaten half-century, Rishabh Pant and Venkatesh Iyer struggled with the bat.
The hosts lead the three-match series 1-0, with the next game set for Friday.