Chasing down a comprehensive total of 279 runs without losing a single wicket, two great South African openers Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla set a new records at the Diamond Oval in Kimberly on Sunday. In the aftermath of the effect, Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis said that they are feeling ‘little sorry’ for Bangladesh bowlers.
While talking to the media after the match, du Plessis said, “We’re playing really well. Another dominating performance – that’s what we asked for and they delivered. We’re feeling a little sorry for the Bangladesh bowlers, they’ve had a hard tour, but that’s what being ruthless is about.”
He added, “I thought the pitch was a little slow in the first innings, maybe the heavy roller made it better to bat on in the second innings. It was mostly to do with the wind – you try and eliminate one side of the field [bowling slower bouncers].”
Earlier in the tour, South African batsmen dominated during the Test series as well.
The two teams have moved to Paarl for the next match of the series on 18th of this month.