New Delhi: After his match-winning spell of five for 19 against the West Indies in their first Twenty20 game, South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren said that he would try to emulate this performance in the matches to come.
"It's a good way to start off the tour having practised indoors and not outdoors for the last few weeks," said McLaren.
"But it's only the first day, and there's plenty more cricket to come, so hopefully, I can better this performance," he added.
The 27-year-old McLaren, who became only the fourth bowler to collect five wickets in a T20 match, said the nature of Twenty20 was very demanding and one should need to take a day at a time.
"We all know the nature of T20 cricket - the bowler is always up against it. You can take five wickets one day, and the next day, take a thumping, but I enjoyed it."
Proteas captain Graeme Smith lauded Mclaren's performance and said his spell of bowling was the decisive factor in the match.
"Ryan’s bowling today was extremely important for us. At the moment you would say he is more of a bowling all-rounder and he did a great job for us. He certainly has a lot of skills with the bat and I am sure he will keep working on those. He can certainly cement a place for himself in the squad in the short format going forward."
(With inputs from Agencies)