Tsotsobe cherishes Sachin''s wicket

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Durban, Jan 13 (PTI) South Africa''s wrecker-in-chief inthe 135-run win over India, medium pacer Lonwabo Tsotsobe, ison a high as one among his four victims was Sachin Tendulkarbut he prefers not to talk about it as he does not want to"anger" the batting icon.

"I got a big wicket (Sachin) and I am happy for that. Iam not going to predict anything related to that as I don''twant to get that man angry," Tsotsobe, who was adjudged man ofthe match yesterday, told reporters.

Meanwhile, Proteas skipper Graeme Smith lavished praiseon his batsmen for putting a challenging 289 on the board.

"I don''t think it was a 300-plus wicket. Keeping in mindthe slow nature of the outfield getting to 289 was greateffort. We got good starts as Hashim Amla played so well andthen in the middle overs AB (de Villiers) and JP (Duminy)played well that actually set up the game for us. Battingpower play worked very well for us," he said.

Smith was particularly impressed with Hashim Amla, whoscored a fifty yesterday.

"Every time he got an opportunity he has done well. Hehas developed good understanding of the game and how he wantsto play. He is playing with a lot of confidence. He has workedout a gameplan for himself," he said.

Smith said despite the massive win notched up by his sidein the opening match, he expects the Indians to come back hardin the next match on Saturday.

"I expect them to bounce back. We have put our foot downat the next match. After a while we will be playing at theBull Ring. It is one of the best grounds to play cricket andthat too on Saturday," he said.

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