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Team India bowler Ravichandran Ashwin expressed how he was never frustrated with how the South African tail-enders made life difficult for the Indian bowlers on day three of the second Test match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) 
Team India bowler Ravichandran Ashwin expressed how he was never frustrated with how the South African tail-enders made life difficult for the Indian bowlers on day three of the second Test match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) 
Stadium here on Saturday.
 
"I do not get frustrated. I do not want to get frustrated either because I am happy to be bowling again and whosoever bat against me, I am happy to keep bowling at them. So, I was not frustrated at all," Ashwin told reporters during the post-match press conference.
 
The hosts managed to pick early wickets on the day but Vernon Philander and Keshav Maharaj formed a solid partnership of 109 runs to help the visitors. At stumps, South Africa finished the day on 275 runs all-out.
 
Ashwin also claimed that this South African side can bat very deep, till number 11.
 
"One of the biggest problems with this South African team is that they bat till number 11. You have to bowl them like you are bowling the top order," he said.
 
The 33-year-old bowler also praised Philander for his unbeaten 44-run innings off 192 deliveries.
 
"Philander batted beautifully. His technique towards the spin to defence and towards the fast bowling was wonderful.
 
He played with soft hands. I think the myth of tail-ender is overstated. When a batsman bats well, he bats well," Ashwin said.
 
Team India ended day three with 326-run lead and will start their second innings on day four on Sunday.