South Africa captain Aiden Markram claimed that his squad wasn’t up to par with the bat after the third T20I of the series loss to the West Indies. Particularly, Reeza Hendricks and Rilee Rossouw fired all guns as Proteas got off to a great start while chasing a goal of 221 runs. Rossouw made a brief appearance and scored 42 runs off 21 deliveries while the opener scored 83 runs off 44 deliveries.
Nevertheless, they were able to put up a crucial 80-run partnership, but after that, they crumbled against Alzarri Joseph’s destructive bowling. In the end, South Africa lost the game by seven runs and the series by one run. Aiden Markram spoke candidly after the game and said they intended to keep the opposition team to 160 or 170 runs but wound up giving up 50 more runs.
“In the end, the game was enjoyable to watch from a distance. We slightly underperformed with the bat. By the end, we fell short by a few runs. As reported by India Today, Markram observed during the post-game presentation ceremony, “Got to give the bowlers credit for the way they reacted after Sunday.
At one point, we would have like to wrap it up for 160–170. But for the final three overs, we were pretty strong. The objective was to score 200 or less. Perhaps average was 220. Losing is never good, but we are moving in the right direction, and it’s encouraging to watch the boys respond in each game, the 28-year-old continued.
Markram begins his first game as a captain.
Aiden Markram saw the South African team lose a series to the West Indies in his debut campaign as captain. When asked about his experience, Markram said that while he initially enjoyed being in the center, it was ultimately a difficult chore.
The experience was quite enjoyable. It can be difficult at times, but the team is making progress, and it is encouraging to watch the boys improving game after game,” Markram said.
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