South African pacer Lungi Ngidi felt that the Indians were clearly rattled by the DRS decision that went against them on the third day of the third Test at Cape Town. Dean Elgar was given not out in Ravichandran Ashwin's bowling which was followed by Indian captain Virat Kohli expressing his displeasure by speaking into the stump mic.
"Reactions like that show a bit of frustration. And sometimes teams capitalise on that. You never really want to show too much emotion, but I guess we could see clearly right there that emotions were high," Ngidi said after the day's play.
Kohli walked up to the stumps and said: "Focus on your team as well when they shine the ball eh, not just the opposition. Trying to catch people all the time."
Ashwin was also caught saying: "You should find better ways to win Supersport", referring to the broadcasters.
Ngidi took a very subjective view of the reactions from the visitors.
"That probably tells us that maybe they are feeling a little bit of pressure. That was a good partnership for us as well. So they really wanted to break that partnership.
"Those feelings ended up showing there. But at the end of the day, I think everyone reacts differently to certain situations and probably what we saw there, probably how those guys were feeling at the time." Ngidi said.
Backing the DRS system, the pacer said: "Yes (we trust DRS). I mean, we've seen it on numerous occasions being used all around the world. It's a system in place and that's used in cricket," he added.
Chasing 212, South Africa ended the day at 101/2 with Keegan Pietersen batting on 48. With 111 runs to win the match and series, Ngidi felt that one good partnership is enough for the hosts.
"I think everyone's still in the game to be honest with you. If we would have a 60-run partnership upfront tomorrow morning that puts us in a good position," he said.
Ngidi felt that the match is poised perfectly for the big finale.
"But if they take a wicket then the balance shifts to them. So I think it's perfectly poised at the moment. Tomorrow's morning session is going to be really important."
"With the right application, there are runs on the wicket. But that's not to say as a bowler if you hit the right areas you get wicket as well. So it's a good cricketing wicket. Everyone's in the game. It's pretty evenly matched in my opinion."
It was Ngidi, who triggered the collapse by taking the prized scalp of Virat Kohli who got out after a dogged 143-ball 29.
"We're not going out there with a team full of superstars, we have got good cricketers, good cricketing brains. It's always a team effort," Ngidi said.
"From the first Test match that was the type of language we were speaking in the change room, there are going to be moments where someone's gonna have to put up their hand.
"If someone's not taking wickets then you have to keep the runs down. And, if it's your day, you make sure you cash in on that session. For me it was my session and you run with it as long as you can. On other days, it's been KG who kept it down. So it's been an all around effort," he concluded.
(With inputs from PTI)