Plan was to restrict South Africa under 400: Arshdeep Singh | Cricket News – Times of India

Plan was to restrict South Africa under 400: Arshdeep Singh | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: Indian left-arm seamer Arsdeep Singh revealed on Sunday that he and his pace bowling counterparts Awish Khan Initially, the strategy was devised on how to restrict a strong South Africa to less than 400.
However, the reality turned out to be a dream performance from the young Indian duo, who combined to take nine wickets. This brilliant effort resulted in the Proteas being bowled out for 116, their lowest total in a home ODI.” Axar (Patel), Avish and I went for dinner last night and discussed this. How brutal the Proteas can be when they wear the pink jersey, how they hit sixes,” Arsdeep recalled the conversation while talking to reporters in the post-match interview.
“We were just thinking of getting them down to 400, but when we saw the purchase from the wicket, and saw a bit of moisture, we kept it simple and the results fell into place.
“We got early wickets. Credit goes to Avesh too, because he took the pressure off me and got the wickets.”
Arsdeep, who had gone wicketless in three ODIs prior to this match, emerged as India’s standout performer with figures of 5/37.

Avesh produced an impressive performance with figures of 8-3-27-4 as the Indian pace attack reduced South Africa to 101/9.
The hosts were eventually bundled out for 116 in 27.3 overs, paving the way for India to win by eight wickets with 200 balls to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
South Africa wore pink jerseys to raise awareness of breast cancer, which they have done before, winning nine of their 11 ODIs in pink jerseys.
The most famous innings was that of AB de Villiers who scored a 31-ball century (149 not out) against the West Indies wearing the pink jersey in an ODI in 2015. South Africa scored 439/2 en route to a 148-run win. same place.

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But on Sunday, Arshad was the star as he got purchase from the wicket and used the bowling crease to prove that he can be an asset in ODIs as well.
“Personally, I would rate it very high. In ODIs, I didn’t have any wickets and to get a straight wicket, I am really grateful,” he said.
His conversation with the bowling coach Paras Mahambare That helped him too, revealed the 24-year-old who was delighted on a Johannesburg wicket that had some variable bounce and early lateral movement.
“These are not the kind of wickets where you get swing in the air. He (Mahambre) told me how to get help from the wicket, seam around the ball and beat the batsman with bounce. Also, how to bowl with a scramble, seam, and catch the ball.
“Normally, I bowl far away from the crease. But I bowled closer to the stumps to get more lbw and clean bowled opportunities. Those little things helped.
“There was little buying from the wicket. I just supported my projects and got good results,” he added.
“In T20Is, the batsmen try to hit you out of the park, so you have more chances to get wickets. Here, you have to bowl quality balls and be patient.”
The county has experienced a great deal of support.
He added that his county experience with Kent had given him “a little extra” confidence.
“My domestic stint wasn’t very productive, I didn’t get many wickets there, but it helped me understand my game, how I can stop the batsmen.
“I’ve learned how to recover, how to train, how to maintain my fitness. Playing county helped me a lot. It gives you a lot of confidence and self-esteem.
“Even in the IPL, when you play with international superstars you feel like you belong on the stage. It becomes easier to mingle and perform at that level.”
(with PTI input)

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