Cape Town: After the visitors lost the opening Test by 72 runs to South Africa at Newlands here, India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday underlined the importance of having big partnerships.
The 29-year-old also credited the way South Africans bowled their heart out despite being reduced to three pacers, with their spearhead Dale Steyn being ruled out.
“Credit to them, they were a bowler short and still bowled their heart out. We need to rectify our mistakes also,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation.
“Mini collapses in both innings is something we have to think about. This game is all about striking in partnerships. They did that better than us.