‘A bolt from the blue’ – the phrase sums up the effort from the Men In Blue in Indore today.
A paltry score to defend against the high flying Proteas, was never going to be easy, but the Indians, ably led by their mercurial hero MS Dhoni, pulled it off in spectacular style. Here are a few takeaways from their magnificent fight back.
5) Proteas still prone to ‘choking’
The South Africans once again are left lamenting their dirty old habit, after they almost threw the game away with the middle order showing some needless desperation. The Du Plesis-Duminy partnership should have put the game to bed but instead the game did a 180. The Proteas need to be wary of these fearless Indians, if they are actually looking for glory in this series. The fact remains that India seems to thrive under pressure, while the South Africans seem to end up with the short end of the stick.