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Bumrah: India confidence not dented

11 Januar 2018 17:20

Jasprit Bumrah says India's confidence has not been rocked by their Newlands defeat to South Africa as they prepare to hit back in the second Test.

The top-ranked side in the world were beaten by 72 runs in Cape Town after being bowled out for only 135 in their second innings, Vernon Philander claiming Test-best figures of 6-42 on a dramatic day four.

India are in danger of suffering their first series defeat for three years in the longest format, but Bumrah says they have taken their setback on the chin ahead of the Centurion Test - which starts on Saturday.

The paceman said: "Confidence doesn't dent after one match. If it happens, then you don't deserve to play.

"Learn from the mistake you made, and go forward. There is not a single cricketer who has not made a mistake. You keep learning and you keep improving all the time. We are trying to rectify our mistakes and move forward."

Bumrah, who took four wickets at a cost of 182 runs on his Test debut at Newlands, revealed it was a case of learning on the job for the India bowlers in the opening match of series.

"In the first innings we thought we bowled a little fuller than normal because in India the wickets are different where we have to pitch fuller to get the swing and to get the batsmen on the front foot," he added.

"Over here there is bounce, there is a little bit of difference. We analysed that and tried to adapt in the second innings, and as a unit we were able to create pressure, so that was the basic plan going into the second innings.

"That worked well. So hopefully, we will see videos of these wickets, what happens over here and we plan according to it."

 

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