The Indian tempo assault comprising Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj was at its scorching finest as South Africa had been bowled out for 197 and 191 of their two innings to undergo a 113-run defeat within the first Take a look at.
“I do not assume we’re going to lack any confidence going into Jo’burg. It is by no means good shedding a recreation particularly once we know we truly went improper. And it is troublesome to right these wrongs throughout a recreation,” the skipper mentioned on the post-match media interplay.
“Hopefully constructing as much as the Wanderers second Take a look at we’ll have a while to replicate and be taught round what’s occurred.”
This was South Africa’s first Take a look at in six months in a 12 months once they have performed simply six matches beneath Elgar, after Australia opted to not journey for a four-Take a look at sequence in March.
Elgar began his journey with a 2-0 win over the West Indies earlier than this loss towards India.
“I do not assume it is going to change our confidence going ahead. We nonetheless have had a comparatively good run within the final six months, so we acquired to utilise these sorts of excellent energies we have had.
“So yeah, we undoubtedly are going to sit down down and break up the sport and as a bunch, we’ll undoubtedly come again on. It is form of what I count on our guys to be doing in any case,” the 34-year-old mentioned.
The hosts had been up towards it after shedding the toss and seeing India attain 270/3 at stumps on day one following KL Rahul’s majestic century.
“They scored over 300 which is at all times going to be an enormous plus level for them profitable the toss. It lies within the run scored clearly all through the 4 days of play.
“There’s lots of studying factors for us. The fundamentals of the sport nonetheless applies. I do not assume we had that almost about the batting viewpoint.
“Day one we began fairly okay after which we we let it go and the run price was slightly bit too arduous for us to attempt to handle and produce down once more.
“Opposition being three wickets down on day one is one thing that’s at all times going to nearly harm you as an opponent,” the South African skipper mentioned.
That is the primary time India have gained a Take a look at match at Centurion. South Africa had misplaced solely twice in 26 matches on the venue.
In Pics: India beat South Africa by 113 runs to register first-ever Take a look at win in Centurion
<p>India accomplished a convincing 113-run win on the fifth day of the primary Take a look at towards South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Thursday. Resuming on 94 for 4 in a chase of 305 to win, South Africa had been bowled out for 191, shedding their final three wickets within the first two overs after lunch. (AFP Photograph)</p>
Elgar additional mentioned they must be significantly watchful towards the duo of Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, who shared 13 wickets between them.
“Shami clearly posed some points for our right-hand batters. Clearly his wickets within the first innings replicate on that.
“Bumrah is somebody that is at all times working with vitality, excessive vitality, no matter if he is going for runs or not. So he is at all times going to problem you as a batter.
“You have to be very conscious of going through each of them however saying that they are fairly a effectively balanced assault in the meanwhile.
“Siraj may are available and will also be a little bit of a handful as he was slightly bit final night time. However the senior guys in Shami and Bumrah are the 2 guys,” he mentioned when requested about their fundamental threats within the Indian bowling assault.
For South Africa, Temba Bavuma was the choose of the batters, making 52 within the first innings and an unbeaten 35 of their unbelievable 305-run chase.
The skipper led from the entrance with a stoic 77 within the second innings however his dismissal triggered a collapse because the group folded in 68 overs.
“You want runs to clearly compete, secure to say that we did not execute that in our first innings, which I believed was nonetheless comparatively doable for us.
“The character of Take a look at cricket is that you have to compete towards the brand new ball and the way in which they began with their bowling within the first innings was one thing that we clearly struggled slightly bit towards,” Elgar mentioned.
Going into the second Take a look at, Elgar mentioned they might consider bringing their proficient quantity three Keegan Petersen down the order.
“Perhaps we may give him a little bit of a chance with all of the older ball coming in. Yeah, he has had a little bit of a tough begin to his Take a look at profession and it would not replicate on him as a participant.
“He is a particularly proficient participant. He is been one among our greatest batters round domestically for the previous few years. Clearly the stats do not replicate his skill in the meanwhile. I really feel for him,” he mentioned of Petersen who acquired out for 15 and 17.