Plan was to pitch it in right places: Arshdeep

Following the eight-wicket win over South Africa, Indian pacer Arshdeep Singh said that the ball was swinging and his plan was to pitch it in the right places.Arshdeep Singh’s three-wicket haul followed by Suryakumar Yadav’s 50* and KL Rahul’s unbeaten knock of 51 helped India defeat South Africa by eight wickets in the first match of the three-match T20I series here at Greenfield International Stadium on Wednesday.”It felt really good getting those wickets early. It is always a great feeling. The plan was really simple. The ball was swinging and I had to pitch it at the right places,” said Arshdeep in a post-match press conference. The young pacer said that the game was about the new ball and he and Deepak Chahar made a great pair during the powerplay.Arshdeep admitted that spending some days at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) had helped him come back into the game stronger and fitter after he missed out on the Australian series at home. On how his team is looking to adapt to Australian conditions, he said, “The main motive of the team is adapt as per conditions and situations, whatever the demands of the team are.When we will go there (to Australia), we will see how pitches work, the conditions and the dimensions of the ground. We will adapt really well, looking forward to doing well there.” With this victory, India leads the series 1-0.Put to bat first by India, South Africa had a start that even nightmarish would be an understatement. The unreal swing generated by Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh saw the Proteas lose half of their team for just nine runs in less than three overs.