Captain De Kock pleased with young Proteas after T20 series draw in India

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Proteas T20 captain Quinton de Kock has lauded his teammates for their great all-round performance having come back to level their three-match T20 International series against India one-all.

Given no chance at all against India captain Virat Kohli and his team, South Africa on Sunday crushed India by nine wickets and an over to spare forcing a share of the spoils after their first T20 was abandoned without a ball bowled.

De Kock, who scored his third consecutive half-century for the Proteas, second of the T20 series, believes that his team worked hard to earn the triumph.

The Proteas shocked India with a superb bowling performance with fast bowler Kagiso Rabada the pick of the bowlers claiming 3/39 while Bejorn Fortuin and Beuran Hendricks picking up two wickets each.

After knocking the winning runs with Temba Bavuma  27 (23), De Kock, who scored 79 (52) in his innings, commended the team for putting the pressure on India throughout the match.

De Kock also commended Proteas spinners Tabrais Shamsi and Fortuin who picked up a combined three wickets at crucial times of the match.

The 26-year-old adds that it is great to see youngsters come into the team and perform well. ­– Report by Thando Gqamane