Kepler Wessels hails India's approach in Johannesburg Test

After poor showing in the ODI series, the Indian batsmen rose to the occasion to put the South African bowlers on the back foot during the course of the 1st Test at the Wanderers.

updated: December 23, 2013 18:42 IST
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Hailing the technique and mental approach of the Indian batsmen in the first Test, former South African captain Kepler Wessels said the visitors are expected to continue their "brilliant" show in the second match, starting Thursday in Durban. "They were brilliant, just brilliant in the first Test." (Match Report | Pics)

There was a lot of talk before the series and both the Indian batsmen and bowlers were able to top that in this match with their performance on the field," Wessels, who also played ODI cricket for Australia, said. (Shocked SA didn't go for a win: Virat Kohli)

He was referring to 'scared' and 'scarred', two terms often used in the build-up to this Test series by the Proteas, in particular by their limited-overs captain AB de Villiers and their premier fast bowler Dale Steyn during the preceding three-match ODI series. In particular, Virat Kohli was the target for the latter, having been bruised by a Morne Morkel delivery in the first ODI, also at Johannesburg. Kohli then replied with 215 runs in two innings, scoring 119 and 96 respectively. (Gavaskar puzzled by South Africa's tactics)

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