Kolkata:South Africa skipper Graeme Smith on Saturday said the Indian Premier League experience have helped them adapt to the country's condition easily and take 1-0 lead with an innings and six run-victory over the hosts in first Test of the two-match series.
Smith, who plays for Shane Warne-led Rajasthan Royals team in the cash-awash tournament, said prior to the series against India they analysed IPL footage of the Indian players which gave them some distinct advantage over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men.
"We have been exposed to a lot of Indian cricket through the Indian Premier League. We were able to plan against them (Indians) having seen the footage of the players from IPL matches," Smith said on the eve of second Test at Eden Gardens here.
"In terms of being successful in the last match, the team needs to take the credit of that. They have been very mature and professional. It's working in a really good way," Smith added.
On the Nagpur match, Smith said it was their homework and proper implementation of the plans which helped them.