Quinton de Kock was lucky to survive dropped chances, says Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma, who became the fifth fastest India to reach 100 ODI wickets in Centurion is aiming to take his good form into the Test matches against South Africa.

updated: December 12, 2013 11:25 IST
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Centurion: India might have come a cropper in the just-concluded ODI series against South Africa but pacer Ishant Sharma said there are some positives to be gained from the 2-0 drubbing and the visitors would try to utilise them in the upcoming two Tests. (Read: Ishant Sharma enters 100-wicket club)

India were outplayed in the first two ODIs before the third and final match was called off midway yesterday. Ishant, who returned to some form with figures of 4/40 in the abandoned game, said things are not as bad as they seem.

"Everyone is an international player in both the teams and it's all in the mind. If you can control your thought process, and you are confident in your mind and you know what you have to do, then I don't think it is such a big loss," the pacer said in the post-match press conference on Wednesday.

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