“Getting 30-40 runs in the first hour was exactly what we needed. I liked the intensity guys batted and capitalising on loose opportunities. We saw this in the second Test as well as here that when you start getting 250-260 runs required, it becomes difficult as a bowling unit to slow the game down. So that really went according to the plan today. It was a tense day but a day the guys will remember that’s how to win in tough situations, not in just this Test match but last Test match as well,” stated Boucher in the publish-match press convention.
“When you are in the batting change room, the runs feel miles away and when you are in the fielding or bowling change room, then you always feel that runs are never quite enough, so just trying to find a bit of a balance.
“We knew that the circumstances are going to be actually robust at present, because it was extraordinarily scorching outdoors. The mount they bowled in the first innings, performed the sport as effectively. So, getting by the first hour with the run scale was essential for us. It simply arrange the change room,” added Boucher.
Boucher further appreciated the character and resolve shown by his team apart from captain Dean Elgar and vice-captain Temba Bavuma in bouncing back after a 113-run loss at Centurion and winning the series against a top-ranked Indian team.
“It’s been nice. It does not shock me, since you’ve received Dean as effectively who’s that type of character and he led from the entrance. You’ve received Temba as the vice-captain who’s the similar fighter with that spirit in him, so you have received two leaders like that who the guys are going to observe. The guys and each of them stood up almost about their very own video games as effectively.”
“Lots of people, together with the media, had written us off after day one in every of the Test sequence. To come again after dropping the first day badly to then compete in the first Test, after which to win the second and now the third Test, this Indian group might be the greatest group in world cricket Test-wise at the second. They’ve gone over to England, beat England, beat Australia in Australia.”
“So, that is one thing that our boys definitely will not take as a right. There are a few kids who’ve come by properly and can take confidence from getting the group into good positions and successful the video games which have been arduous-arduous Test cricket.”
Boucher signed off by saying that it was a nervous feeling for him as a coach to see the deciding day of the series.
“It was fairly a nervous day for the changeroom. As a coach, you even have your palms tied behind your again and you may’t go on the market and alter the recreation in any respect, however from a nerves’ perspective, it was one in every of my extra nervous Test days. The complete Test sequence was arduous-fought, good cricket. It should be up there with one in every of the greatest Test sequence to be performed, definitely in South Africa.”