Duminy praised Indian spinners © Getty Images
Duminy praised Indian spinners © Getty Images

With three consecutive victories, India have put away the chances of losing the ODI series in South Africa. The momentum belongs to Virat Kohli and his team now with dominant performances. JP Duminy believes India assessed the playing conditions better than South Africa. Duminy also praised the Indian spinners, adding that the South Africans failed to read their wrong ‘uns, thus failing to survive in the middle.

After Wednesday’s defeat, Duminy told ESPNCricinfo: “They’ve assessed conditions better than us. They’ve bowled a touch slower than our spinners. They haven’t bowled the ball full enough for us to get to the ball, to hit down the ground. That’s where we have been successful in South African conditions, and they haven’t allowed that. We need to make sure we have different strategies, not only scoring boundaries but finding the one square of the wicket as well,” Duminy said. “Yes, we have game plans and they’ve bowled well enough not to give us the balls to play in our game plan. We’ve got to come up with different ways of countering how good they’ve been.”

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been India’s go-to bowlers in the series and Duminy admitted the South Africa batsmen failed to pick them: ”We haven’t picked the wrong ‘uns and when you are not picking their wrong un’s, you are not necessarily going to comfortable at the crease so you are always going to be a little bit tentative. Once you become comfortable with picking their deliveries, that’s when you can play with confidence, with ease, with freedom. We need to find a way to get that right.”