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5th ODI: We are confident against India spinners now, says Andile Phehlukwayo

Pacer Andile Phehlukwayo yesterday said South African batsmen will go into the fifth ODI as a more confident unit, having learnt from their mistakes against the Indian spinners

Andile Phehlukwayo
Andile Phehlukwayo

Pacer Andile Phehlukwayo yesterday said South African batsmen will go into the fifth ODI as a more confident unit, having learnt from their mistakes against the Indian spinners. For the first time in the series, the Indian wrist spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav took a beating and proved to be expensive in the fourth ODI. “We have a good momentum now from the last game we played. We have come really far that victory because the guys have been working really hard in the nets and we have been very specific about our training (against spin),” said Phehlukwayo.

“(In the last game) We were looking to be positive now. We got into good positions and tried to pick the ball, watch the ball and played really straight,” he added. The pitch for this fifth ODI bore a brownish look yesterday, resembling more the wicket in Durban for the first ODI than Wanderers. Historically, this pitch helps spinners more.

“We have been doing good analysis and have good game plans. Obviously, the conditions were different (at Wanderers). So, it’s a game plan that we have had in our change room, to be really positive, look to score and get into good positions. You don’t want to worry too much about what they do but what you do as a team,” said the pacer.

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