India vs South Africa: Have to lead from the front, says Aiden Markram

first_imgSouth Africa suffered another defeat in the ongoing one day internationals as India clinched the second game by 9 wickets at Centurion on Sunday.South Africa’s stand-in skipper Aiden Markram said as a captain it’s his job to inspire the team after going down 2-0 in the six-match series.WATCH”Not the best performance. Today we’ll have to be honest with ourselves,” Markram said.South Africa captain Aiden Markram on Sunday said his side has only two days to prepare for the third ODI.”Got a couple of days to turn it around in Cape Town. Not ideal. Couple of soft options starting with myself. Have to lead from the front. Have to remain positive now. Started off with good intensity with the ball,” he added.South Africa, after being asked to bat first were bundled out for 118 runs in the second ODI courtesy some brilliant bowling from Indian spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (5/22) and Kuldeep Yadav (3/20).Later, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli registered an unbeaten partnership of 93 runs as the Indians crossed the line with ease in the 21st over.The third match of the series will be played at Cape Town and Markram is hopeful of a turnaround.”We’ll come hard in Cape Town. Can’t afford slip-ups now. Might bring out the best from us now,” he said.(With inputs from IANS)last_img

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