We were astounded by Kohli’s preference to bowl, though we would have bowled too: SA manager Domingo

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Bengaluru: They competence have been discharged for a insignificant 214 on a opening day of a second cricket Test opposite India though South Africa manager Russell Domingo pronounced there is no need to press a panic button.

Domingo pronounced his group would demeanour to understanding early blows when India resume their initial innings on Sunday.

“The past story here says that a representation does something in a morning. Getting 6 wickets in a event is possible, and if we do get them, we are behind into a game, though we need do some trained bowling in a initial event tomorrow,” he told reporters during stumps on Day One.

Virat Kohli. APVirat Kohli. AP

Virat Kohli. AP

“There is no need for dire a panic button. We have Hashim and others who are in for large innings. We need to keep operative tough and hopefully tough work will gamble rewarded in some stage,” he said.

Domingo pronounced his group is fresh as 7 of their tip batsmen have never batted in India before.

“We have an fresh side, solely Amla, Elgar and AB. Seven-odd tip players haven’t played in India. Of course, they would have got a feel of a Indian pitches in a final integrate of innings they batted in a series,” he said.

Replying to a query, Domingo pronounced AB de Villiers was unhappy for blank his ton after scoring a greatest 85-run knock, generally when others were deserting him.

“Obviously he was unhappy of removing out. He got out with an vigilant to measure runs, and that’s how AB plays his cricket. He played beautifully for 85, though was detrimental he did not get his hundred,” he said.

Domingo pronounced there were distant too many soothing dismissals. “There were distant too many soothing dismissals. When we play opposite a peculiarity bowling conflict of India, we got to extent your free-scoring intent,” he said.

Talking about a toss, Domingo pronounced his group was astounded when India skipper Virat Kohli asked them to bat initial as they wanted to take advantage of a dampness in a morning session.

“Yes we were astounded (when Kohli asked us to bat). The story of a wicket and statistics advise that morning sessions assistance a seamers here. We wanted to play first,” he said.

“Definitely, it is a good pitch. We were really happy batting in a morning, we only didn’t play good adequate today,” he said.

R Ashwin returned with a four-wicket transport to assistance India skittle out South Africa for 214.

Asked if R Ashwin’s spin played on a minds of South African batsmen, Domingo pronounced he was a tip category bowler in Mohali Test and a group has some work to do to find some remedies when he comes to play in a second innings.

“He is a peculiarity bowler and is really unchanging in a areas that he hits. He was top-class bowler in a initial test, and there is no doubt about it. We got some work to do. We have to find remedies when he comes on to play in a second innings,” Domingo said.

Asked either South Africa brought leg-spinner Imran Tahir late after 17 overs compared to Ashwin who was pulpy into use inside 10 overs, Domingo said: “I consider they are opposite spinners. Imran is a opposite form bowler. He is really most a strike bowler, and concedes a few runs than Ashwin who hits a round in one area consistently.

“Therefore, a captain suspicion it fit to use Imran in brief spells and move him on, during right times,” he said.

PTI

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