A very strong Indian team exposed us: SA coach Ottis Gibson | Cricket News
PORT ELIZABETH: A disillusioned South Africa coach Ottis Gibson says he has no excuses to supply for the “hiding” his depleted facet has taken from a rampaging India, leaving him with loads to consider going ahead.
A 73-run win over the Proteas within the fifth one-dayer right here yesterday has ensured India their first ever sequence victory on South African soil throughout all codecs. The Virat Kohli-led workforce has taken an unassailable Four-1 lead within the six-match ODI sequence.
“You are taking three of your finest batsmen out of any workforce, they are going to wrestle and once you do it in opposition to a really robust Indian workforce it has uncovered us. I’ve informed the lads in dressing room we is not going to make excuses however will attempt to get higher. We have now bought an excellent hiding from India, allow us to not child ourselves about that, however it has additionally given us loads of meals for thought going ahead,” mentioned Gibson on the post-match convention.
“I do know now we have been specializing in the World Cup, however I do not suppose the workforce that may go to that match is the one that you simply noticed tonight,” he added.
Gibson additionally conceded that India’s wrist spin pair of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have tormented his facet on this ODI sequence however felt they might not be that helpful within the World Cup in England.
“I believe India has two world-class spinners they usually would possibly spin it wherever, however now we have bought a complete yr to study to cope with that stuff. However I do not imagine it would spin that a lot in England,” he mentioned.
He felt his batsmen let the workforce down at essential junctures by means of the whole ODI sequence, notably within the fifth match right here.
“We have been optimistic the sequence was nonetheless there to be drawn. To bowl India out for 270-odd was a fantastic effort from the bowlers and we let ourselves down with the bat.
“You wish to have a gaggle of gamers who can adapt to sure situations and play accordingly. We all know now we have these gamers however they haven’t produced it on this sequence, which is disappointing. We succumbed fairly simply tonight,” the coach mentioned.
South Africa managed to limit India underneath 300 for the second recreation operating, however 275 proved to be a tall ask with the Indian wrist-spinners coming again to type as soon as once more. This was regardless of Hashim Amla’s anchoring 71-run knock. However as soon as he was run out, the Proteas collapsed once more.
“We have been 50 for none and misplaced a wicket with 4 balls to go in Energy Play to Jasprit Bumrah who has been their finest quick bowler all summer time. We misplaced a pair extra shortly thereafter and that set us again.
“Hashim (Amla) labored actually onerous to rebuild however each time we rebuilt we misplaced wickets. With 4 bowlers, we wanted our greatest six or seven batsmen to bat the majority of overs they usually weren’t in a position to do this tonight,” he mentioned.
Gibson mentioned quite the opposite the Indian top-order made the distinction within the ODI sequence by scoring the majority of runs.
“Quite a lot of credit score has to go to India. In each recreation, considered one of their prime three (batsmen) has scored 100 and that’s been the distinction within the sequence. We have 100 from captain Faf du Plessis in Durban, and we have not been in a position to get one other since. It isn’t that we won’t.”
Gibson lamented that accidents value South Africa within the sequence and hampered their preparation for the 2019 World Cup as they regarded to check out new faces. On the identical time, he added that stand-in skipper Aiden Markram wouldn’t be judged too harshly on this consequence after he took over from injured Faf du Plessis.
“This (appointing Markram) was a call for the longer term, not a call for now. Aiden has proven all of the hallmarks of an excellent chief and with Faf out we thought we may give him that chance. Trying again I believe it was the appropriate resolution.”