Best bowling performance we had as T20 team: du Plessis

Following their emphatic six-wicket win over India in the second Twenty20 International, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis heaped praise on his bowlers saying that the performance displayed by them was the best as a T20 team.

Chasing India’s total of 92, South Africa crossed the line with six wickets in hand and also took a an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at the Barabati Stadium here on Monday, the last of which will be played the Eden Gardens on October 8.

“Look, it’s an easy job to be a captain when your bowlers perform like that. I reckon it’s the best bowling performance we have had as a T20 team,” du Plessis said at the post match presentation ceremony.

Praising his fast bowlers as well as spinners, he said: “Albie Morkel, it’s his 50th game, we are really proud of him for playing that many games, he was really clever with his lines. I thought there was great variety in those first six overs.”

“Imran Tahir, I’m not sure he’s ever bowled in the first six. My thinking was just to try and get wickets. You never try and be too predictable as a bowling unit. Kagiso Rabada bowled four overs on the trot. He bowled really fast,” said Du Plessis.