World Cup 2019: Pat Symcox slams lacklustre South Africa batting against India

first_img commentary scorecard advertisement World Cup 2019: Pat Symcox slams lacklustre South Africa batting against IndiaWorld Cup 2019: Indian bowlers delivered on their promise to stifle South Africa as the Proteas could only muster 227/9 in their 50 overs. India now need 228 to pocket 2 crucial World Cup points. graphscenter_img view more view less Indo-Asian News Service SouthamptonJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 19:20 IST Kagiso Rabada in action against India in Southampton. (Reuters Photo)Former South Africa off-spinner Pat Symcox came down heavily on the batters as they failed to put up a decent show against India in their World Cup fixture on Wednesday.Having decided to bat first, none of the Proteas batsmen could get going as Yuzvendra Chahal (4/51) and Jasprit Bumrah 2/35) wreaked havoc.”So the bowlers got injured and that was a real worry for SA. But if your batters don’t score enough runs it makes no difference who your bowlers are on flat pitches…you will lose to good teams,” Symcox tweeted.Before the India game, South Africa were jolted by the news of pace veteran Dale Steyn being ruled out of the tournament with Lungi Ngidi also injured for this tie.Symcox also criticised Rassie van der Dussen’s way of getting out as the batsman tried to reverse sweep Chahal and lost his stumps.”I have no words to describe that scoring option by vd Dussen. Understanding the risk at this stage speaks to so much else really. (sic)”South Africa managed 227/9 in 50 overs after Chris Morris top-scored with a counter attacking 42 and shared a 66-run stand with Kagiso Rabada who remained not out on 31.Also Read | India vs South Africa Innings Summary, World Cup 2019: Chahal, Bumrah shine on World Cup debutAlso Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow South Africa vs IndiaFollow Pat SymcoxFollow Jasprit Bumrah No data available!last_img read more