What did KL Rahul say after the defeat in the first ODI?

3 matches going on between India and South Africa ODI series India has to face defeat in the first match of (ODI Series). Batting first after winning the toss, the hosts scored 296 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Due to which India got the target of 297 runs. In reply, Team India could score only 265 runs. Now the Indian team is 1-0 behind in this series of 3 ODIs.

What did captain KL Rahul say after the defeat?

Of. L Rahul (KL Rahul) was captaining Team India for the first time in this ODI match. The Indian captain, who had already seen defeat in the first match, K. L Rahul said that

“We had a good start chasing the target. But while bowling, we could not take wickets in the middle overs. We would like to see how we get wickets in the middle overs and stop the opposition. The middle order of the batting could not work. We were tied for the first 20-25 overs of the game. I thought we would chase it down easily but South Africa bowled really well and got important wickets. Virat and Shikhar told us it was a good wicket to bat on.

Further, the Indian captain said that

“You just had to spend some time in the middle, unfortunately we could not partner. He did really well, put pressure on the South African bowlers and we couldn’t get those wickets in the middle. 290+ 20 runs extra, but we needed more partnership in the middle.

Temba Bavuma happy with team’s performance

Bavuma

South Africa captain Temba Bavuma was very pleased with the performance of his team. Bavuma said after the match that

We had a good grip from the start throughout the match, which is very difficult in 50-over cricket. We can take a lot of confidence after this win. I struggled all through the innings, it looked like the ropes were batting on the second wicket. The partnership between me and Rasi was very important. I tried to partner with him as much as I could.

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Praising the bowlers of his team South Africa the captain said

“Another good debut for Marco Janssen, we think he can take wickets with the new ball. He’s moving from strength to strength and it’s good to see. Aiden Markram is always there as a substitute with the ball. Especially with the new ball. He is doing a wonderful job. Andile was good, he understood the situation. Markram knew what to do. He is a big player within the team. It is good to see him taking charge. The spinners have been fantastic in this match, especially Shamsi. We are trying to use it in a different way.”