Kohli determined to win series three-nil


Ahead of the fourth Test starting in Delhi on Thursday, India captain Virat Kohli says his team is determined to end the four-match Test series against South Africa on a good note and will only be satisfied with a three-nil victory.

The home team have already clinched the series trophy, leading two-nil with one game to play, but Kohli is keen for his side to not to take their foot off the pedal.

Kohli said: "Talking about the team's mindset, we want to be ruthless. We are not satisfied with winning the series two-nil. If we have a chance, we want to make it three-nil. And the changes will be made keeping that in mind.

"It's not like since we have won the series, let's give someone else a chance. The phase that this team is in right now, there is no room for such experiments.

"When we create that winning habit, that's when we can do these experiments."

India won the first Test in Mohali by 108 runs and also wrapped up the third game in the series, in Nagpur, by 124 runs, while the second match was drawn after four days was rained out.

The surfaces used in the series has come under scrutiny by the media and some former players, with even the ICC describing the pitch in Nagpur as 'poor'.

Kohli criticised the game's governing body, saying it has double standards in their assessments for surfaces in South Africa and India.

The India skipper fumed: "It is an assessment that has happened in every condition, in every ground. Unfortunately, in our country and in our situation, it is highlighted a lot more.

"That's a fact. Because all we have been talking about is the pitch. There have been three scores of under 50 in Tests in South Africa.

"In South Africa, the only thing we were talking about is how badly we were playing. So it's been going on for a while.

"There's no change in pattern. The Indian team is going into a new mindset. Apart from that, the thinking of the rest around it has not changed too much."