“It’s painful to lose the Test,” says Quinton de Kock

From our correspondent

RAWALPINDI:  South Africa skipper Quinton de Kock on Monday said that it was painful to lose the second Test and the series against Pakistan.

“It’s painful at the moment,” Quinton said after the second and final Test which Pakistan won by 95 runs to seal the series 2-0. “It’s disappointing but when we get back home we will have to look at our performances and the way we went about things. We will have to get back home and improve on the way going forward,” said Quinton, who played his last Test as a skipper.

Quinton said that the first innings lead hurt them. “The deficit we gave them did not give us a good way going forward. It played a big part and we lost the big moments in the game and that costed us,” said Quinton, who managed just 70 runs in four Tests he played as skipper.

He appreciate Aiden Markram’s fine knock which in the end failed to save the game.

“Aiden had a question mark in the sub-continent because of his performances in the past. To come in and perform the way he did show the fight that he has pride in his performance,” the skipper said.