SA vs IND: ‘Quinton De Kock reminded us why he is such valuable player’ says Temba Bavuma;

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SA vs IND: ‘Quinton De Kock reminded us why he is such valuable player’ says Temba Bavuma;

SA vs IND: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma praised wicketkeeper batsman Quinton De Kock for his match-winning innings that helped the Proteas upset India in the second One-Day International on Friday.

South Africa defeated India by seven wickets in the second One-Day International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. De Kock (78) and Janneman Malan (91) rose to the occasion with the bat. With 37 points each, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram led South Africa.

“Very happy. We wanted to win the series and weren’t really expecting it to do after the 2 games. Lot of positives to take from our performances. Great to have him (QDK) in the side and he reminded us again why he is such a valuable player for us. As a team we have a lot of self-belief and confidence in our ability. We are not a team that prides itself on having superstars or relying on individual performances. We really try and put in a team effort. Coming into this series from the Test side, no-one had much faith in us and that gave us a lot of motivation,” said Bavuma at the post-match presentation.

SA vs IND: South Africa beat India by 7 wickets in second ODI to seal the three-match series 2-0;

“The performances in the last month have been really good. Spinners have done a splendid job. It’s a great thing. We pride ourselves on fast bowlers, but to see the spin bowlers winning the game for us that really makes us a side to reckon against. I enjoy captaincy and I enjoyed it since domestic cricket. I see it to something to forget about myself and try and see how I can inspire the other guys in the team. 3-0 sounds a lot better than 2-1,” he added.

Earlier, India reached 287/6 in the allotted twenty overs, with Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul scoring 85 and 55 runs, respectively. Shardul Thakur and Ravichandran Ashwin both had useful undefeated innings of 40 and 25 runs, respectively. Tabraiz Shamsi returned with two wickets for the Proteas.

On Sunday, the third and final One-Day International will be held in Cape Town.

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