first_img graphs advertisement scorecard view more view less commentarycenter_img No data available! World Cup 2019: Change-room is hurting and guys are down, says Faf du PlessisAfter South Africa’s third defeat in the World Cup, Faf du Plessis admitted that his team’s confidence is low and the environment in the dressing room is not good. They were outplayed by India in all the departments as they lost the match by six wickets on Wednesday. Indo-Asian News Service SouthamptonJune 6, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 11:42 IST Change-room is hurting, guys are down: Faf du Plessis. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa were restricted to 227 by the Indian bowling attackDu Plessis admitted not having a single half-century cost them the gameSouth Africa didn’t allow India to take away the game from the start with their bowlingAfter conceding their third consecutive defeat in the ongoing World Cup, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis has admitted that the environment in the dressing room is not great and his team is low on confidence.On Wednesday, the Proteas were outplayed by India in all the three departments as they lost the match by six wickets at the Ageas Bowl.Opting to bat, South Africa never got going and were blown away by the Indian bowling attack — spearheaded by Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal — and were restricted to 227.None of the Proteas batsmen played a substantial knock and it was only because of Chris Morris (42) — who alongside Andile Phehlukwayo (34) and Kagiso Rabada (31) — that they could reach a total in excess of 200.Chahal was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he scalped four crucial wickets during the middle overs while Bumrah started the carnage at the start and picked up two important wickets of Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock.”I thought India was magnificent on a tough pitch. They bowled really well. Their bowling attack is strong (having) all bases covered. Fast bowlers initially and spinners who get wickets in the middle overs. We clawed back with the bat again after the spinners bowled in the middle overs,” said du Plessis after the match.Unlike Rohit Sharma who batted throughout the innings and anchored the chase for India with his unbeaten 122, South Africa didn’t have a single half-century, a fact which Du Plessis admitted cost them the game.advertisement”We are making mistakes all the time — today the mistake was one guy not batting through the innings. That’s what you need in England. You have to set a good total for your bowlers to defend and to have so many 30s and 40s is not acceptable at a World Cup,” he added.However, South Africa was extremely disciplined with their bowling and didn’t allow the Men in Blue to take away the game from the start. Both Rabada and Morris bowled on great areas and kept the Indian batsmen on their feet.”Morris who hasn’t played too much recently for us, was excellent today, bowling with pace and good control and even got 40-odd runs today. They were the two stand-out performers today — Morris and Rabada,” said the Proteas captain.”We started well with the ball again, but some great batting by Rohit, a bit of luck, and he did what we didn’t do — got a hundred, and saw the innings through.”The change-room is hurting; the guys are a little down. But we are still fighting,” he added.The 34-year-old also claimed that they would have attacked the Indian batters more if they had Dale Steyn and Lungi Ndigi in their line-up.”If we had Steyn and Ngidi, we would have the chance to attack with overcast conditions,” he said.”Rabada was an absolute champion — he was extremely unlucky, and I have never seen so many balls falling in different areas. That’s how it goes when you aren’t playing well. Little 50-50 things tend to go against you,” du Plessis said while praising Rabada, who was the lone fighter and gave his all while defending the total.South Africa next play West Indies in a must-win game on Monday.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Ziva Dhoni in the house as MS Dhoni joins forces with Rohit to beat South AfricaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal power India to opening win over South AfricaAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow South Africa vs IndiaFollow Faf Du PlessisFollow Virat KohliFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Yuzvendra ChahalFollow Chris MorrisFollow Kagiso RabadaFollow Rohit Sharmalast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Saturday said that it has arrested one man and apprehended 4 juveniles in Hauz Qazi case making the total number of people held in the case 17 including a total of 10 juveniles. Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik on Friday visited Central Delhi’s Hauz Qazi to review security arrangements after vandalisation of temple led to communal tension in the area, officials said. Accompanied by senior police officials, Patnaik interacted with the locals and assured strict action against the culprits. They also spoke to field officers who were on duty in the area for the last five days. The visit was part of a confidence-building exercise and to assess the general security arrangement of the area.last_img read more