I was nervous, says du Plessis

India vs South Africa Important To Put Opposition Under Pressure Says Faf Du Plessis

"I really liked the kind of wicket this was", said Virat Kohli. It was just obviously on the spur of the moment-I just tried to spur my boys on, and that's what we tend to focus on. "I knew that the new ball was going to be key for us and that if we could get wickets with the new ball, we feel like we can get through their batting line-up".

"We asked for a pitch that had pace and bounce and a little bit of seam movement and I think that was a great contest between bat and ball", he said.

"When you look at the type of score that you have to defend, 208, someone has to make the play".

Philander has a terrific record at his home ground in Cape Town where he has now claimed 47 wickets at an average of 16.34 and a strike rate of 33.9, which is actually the second best among fast bowlers who have taken more than 40 wickets at a particular venue. White-ball specialist Bumrah bolts into India's Test XI Jasprit and his grandfather had been known to share a tumultuous relationship, borne out of a very long and troubled past where the cricketer's mother - Daljit - had gone out of her way to keep the boy away from it all. Du Plessis played a batsman less and got away. "You have to be open to those suggestions, but I'll have to give this one to "Faffie", he said. "The hundred partnership (between du Plessis and de Villiers) in the first innings was a good one, but I felt that we could have possibly pushed, myself and Quinny, just a little bit further".

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Ashwin shared a crucial 49-run eighth wicket stand with Bhuvneshwar Kumar to resurrect India's second innings after they were reduced to 82 for 7. "So it's just about when you're in, being extremely hungry and making sure you make a big play for the team".

Bumrah took three for 39, including the wicket of SA captain Faf du Plessis, with an unplayable delivery that lifted sharply off a good length and flicked a glove. Both teams took risks going into the Cape Town Test. He didn't say after three or four overs "That's enough".

Philander had to face criticism due to his lack of fitness during the four-match Test against England past year and he said he initially took it "personally" before deciding to work on his fitness. "And if we had Dale there today, I reckon we would have rolled them out cheaper". Instead they got 286, which made all the difference in the final analysis. "I took it a bit personally up front, you are all obviously human, but you try to get over it as quickly as possible, get better, do some work behind the scenes and come back stronger".

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