War of words ensued between Graeme Smith and Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli said India were attacking and trying to get wickets but having two good strikers of the ball in Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn but could not understand South Africa playing it safe in the final overs.
Grame Smith said he was content with his team’s performance, he said ” I am very happy with way my team played and it is India who should be disappointed that they couldn’t fish the job after batting on Day 2, which I think is extremely difficult in these conditions.”
Graeme Smith also hinted on his team’s possible lineup in the second Test , he said
“We have been really fortunate that we haven’t had too many, touch wood, serious injuries to our frontline three seamers especially. A decision will be made about Morne this evening, so there’s still hope that he will come through. The medical staff will make the decision on that.” read a PTI report
“But outside that, we’ve seen performances from guys that have been in and around the squad. Guys like Kyle [Abbott], who has come in as cover for him. He’s played a one-off Test match and played very well. Rory Kleinveldt has been around the squad for a period of time and had a taste of international cricket at its toughest in Australia.
“So I feel we have enough basis covered to hopefully still be effective even if Morne’s not fit,” said Smith.
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