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South Africa vs India 2018: Victory in the third Test gave India momentum in ODI series, says Murali Vijay

Manish Pathak
886   //    22 Feb 2018, 17:33 IST

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What’s the story?

Indian Test opener, Murali Vijay has credited India's dominance in the limited overs leg to their victory in the final Test match at the Wanderers.

"Third Test was brilliant for us. It gave us the momentum and it made us believe even more that we can do something special abroad. Winning abroad is a special feeling. I’m proud of what the team has achieved in the ODIs," Vijay said.

The details

Vijay also said that the results which have followed the team is due to the constant process. Also, Vijay added that the team has handled every practice session and preparation with a lot of intensity and hence the end results have fallen into place perfectly for the team.

Vijay also reflected on his time during the Tests and said that he got in all the matches, but then his shot selection let him down in all the matches. He also conceded that the pitches and bowlers in all the Tests were quite challenging and thus the experience which he gained will help his game in the future.

In case you didn’t know…

After conceding the three-match Test series, 2-1, the Indian team made a roaring comeback in the following ODI series to clinch it 5-1.

The ongoing T20I series is now locked at 1-1, with the final match slated to be held at Newlands, Capetown.

Author’s take

With other overseas tour scheduled for later this year, the importance of Vijay at the top against the new ball will be very important if the Indian team harbour hopes of not only competing but also winning series in England and Australia.

Also, the experience which the team gained in South Africa will hold them in great shape as the bowlers managed to pick up all the 60 wickets which were on offer and thus the onus will be solely on the batsmen when the team goes overseas.

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