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AB de Villiers 'not satisfied' with South Africa's performance in Pakistan ODI series

Monday, 2 December 2013 - 9:46am IST | Agency: ANI
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Despite South Africa pulling off their first win of the Pakistan ODI series, Proteas captain AB de Villiers has said that he is still not satisfied.

According to Sport24, set 180 for victory in the final One Day International match of the series against Pakistan in Centurion on Saturday, the hosts successfully chased down the runs inside 39 overs but lost six wickets on their way to the win.

Chasing a moderate total, the Proteas could only manage a highest partnership of 40 on two occasions, which was clearly an area of concern for the captain, the report said.

De Villiers pointed out the Proteas had to dig deep in the middle overs when the spinners came on to lower the run rate, and playing the slow bowlers well was something his team had been working on for some time, the report added.

The Proteas were facing the prospect of a series whitewash, but with the win the team restored pride to go down in the series 2-1 to Pakistan, the report further said.

There were positives the Proteas could take out of the game according to de Villiers, especially the way the bowling attack continued to produce the goods, the report mentioned.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, meanwhile, said his side was well short of posting a competitive total in being bowled out for 179 inside the 50 overs, according to the report.


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