We need to rectify our mistakes says Kohli after defeat in Cape Town test
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We need to rectify our mistakes says Kohli after defeat in Cape Town test

by Sahir Usman Jan 08, 2018 • 21:37 PM

Cape Town, Jan 8 - After the visitors lost the opening Test by 72 runs to South Africa at Newlands here, India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday underlined the importance of having big partnerships.

The 29-year-old also credited the way South Africans bowled their heart out despite being reduced to three pacers, with their spearhead Dale Steyn being ruled out.

"Credit to them, they were a bowler short and still bowled their heart out. We need to rectify our mistakes also," Kohli said at the post-match presentation.

"Mini collapses in both innings is something we have to think about. This game is all about striking in partnerships. They did that better than us.

Kohli also rued the dropped chances in South Africa's first innings, which he felt could have restricted them to a much lower total. The Proteas recovered from a precarious 12/3 to 126/4, thanks to the 114-run fourth wicket between Ab de Villiers and skipper Faf du Plessis.

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