'Nothing has worked for us'

South Africa coach Russell Domingo praised the Indian bowlers who brought their batting to knees yet again in this Test series.

Domingo admitted the hosts have kept then under perpetual pressure after the Proteas were shot out for 121 in their first innings in the fourth and final Test here on Friday.

“Obviously its very disappointing, we didn’t bat very well this afternoon, and we have a lot of thinking to do. It just wasn’t good enough as a performance. We missed a few chances, and a few decisions didn’t go our way,” Domingo said.

“There were a few dismissals that could be deemed as a bit soft, but a good few were from very good bowling, if you think of Dane Vilas dismissals and Temba Bavuma. We have to give credit to India’s spinners because they have bowled well throughout the series.

Under pressure

“Indian bowlers have continuously kept us under pressure. We haven’t had any good partnerships, or any good starts. Every time something did look like it may develop, someone found a way to get out, or someone bowled a great delivery. So not through a lack of trying, or lack of effort, or lack of commitment, it just hasn’t worked for us in this Test series.

Assessing  the South African batting, Domingo said: “It’s a tough place, you could have asked India’s batting the same question, because their batting has also been average until Rahane’s hundred. I think both sides have got some questions about their batting, but they have managed to bat better at the back end of the innings, in pressure situations, than us. Once we’ve been under pressure, we’ve fell away badly, and they haven’t. Their lower order and their middle order have fought back. Rahane showed, if you batted with good technique, you got runs.”

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