Quinton de Kock on T20I win: Bowlers stuck to the plans, kept up the pressure on India

Quinton de Kock led South Africa beat India by 9 wickets in the third and final T20I at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Sunday
Quinton de Kock on T20I win: Bowlers stuck to the plans, kept up the pressure on IndiaQuinton de Kock on T20I win: Bowlers stuck to the plans, kept up the pressure on India
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South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock was impressed with the way his boys performed in the third T20I after losing the previous one at Mohali. At one stage, India were cruising at 54 for one in six overs after which the Proteas staged a remarkable comeback.

At the post-match conference, Quinton de Kock said, "They got off to a great start but I am very impressed with the way the guys fought back, they read the conditions very well, they stuck to their plans, they just kept up the pressure on India."

The skipper top-scored with a 52 ball 79 to help his side cruise to a nine-wicket victory.

"They put a lot of pressure on us in the first four overs, kept it very tight, didn't give us a lot of bad balls, and the ball was swinging. We just stuck to our guns upfront, just tried to soak up the pressure."

On Beuran Hendricks' performance, the skipper said, "Beuran, in our T20 local league back home, he bowled really well in that tournament. Coming into this game, he has worked really hard on his skills. He deserved the chance and he took it with both hands."

Vice-captain Van der Dussen said that they have sent out a strong message to the Indians ahead of the Test series which commences on 2nd October.

"They did not have enough runs to put us under pressure and Quinton is a world class player, he has played here so many times, he never even gave them a stiff. We came here today with a goal to win and to send a strong message. The captain led from the front."

He also praised teammates Temba Bavuma and Bjorn Fortuin.

"Temba has come in and has obviously done really well in these two games. He has played a lot of cricket for South Africa so the stage was never too big for him. In the last year or two, he has really improved his white ball cricket, in T20s as well as one-day cricket."

On Bjorn Fortuin, "Bjorn is a bowler for the big occasions, we have seen so many times back home but may be not enough international crowd have seen that."

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