Dean Elgar’s visage mirrored his disappointment. The South African captain was clear the place India obtained its massive benefit.
“You win the toss, bat first and lose solely three wickets on day one. Then you definitely submit a complete over 300. That was the distinction between the edges,” he mentioned.
The opener added, “The opening partnership on day one between Ok.L. Rahul and Mayank Agarwal actually constructed a stable platform for India, negating the brand new ball. They had been affected person and had an excellent gameplan.”
In distinction, the Indians breached the South African opening partnership early on in each the innings.
Elgar, who made a sometimes battling 77 in Proteas’ second innings mentioned, “The Indian pacemen didn’t make issues simple for us. Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah problem you and you bought to compete towards the brand new ball. Sadly we couldn’t get our opening partnership going.”
Elgar mentioned the South Africans may have various sincere and clear discussions forward of the second Check on the Wanderers.
Amongst them can be talks to shift the proficient Keegan Petersen down within the order from No. 3. “These are early days in his profession and he has batted in fairly tough situations. He has regarded superb. He’s one in every of our greatest batters on the nets. I really feel for him as a result of he has a lot potential.”
Elgar was all reward for debutant seamer Marco Jansen and mentioned, “He was the participant of the Check for us. Bowled very nicely. He’s tall, will get bounce and is an ungainly buyer to face. He had an excellent debut.”
The South Africans captain mentioned there can be conversations concerning the crew composition forward of the second Check.
Elgar mentioned, “This defeat isn’t going to dent our confidence going into the second Check on the Wanderers.”