By CricketCountry Staff
Worcester: Jul 29, 2012
The two-day match ended in a draw with South Africa reaching 67 for four in their second innings, in reply to Worcestershire’s 245. The African side declared their first innings at 237 for nine.
“It was a little bit disjointed but individually the guys got out of it what they wanted to, it was great preparation for Headingley,” De Villiers said.
“The guys that didn’t bat in the previous Test got a chance to get out there and bat a bit, the bowlers got a nice run.”
The right-handed middle-order batsman scored 80 in the match, and expressed the importance of spending time in the middle during such low-key tour matches.
“I try and keep it really simple. I like to make sure that I cover the basics and stick to my game plans. It is really important to stick with my game plan and to try and spend time out there. It’s important for me when going into a Test match to cover my basics and then I can just play the situation like I normally do,” de Villiers told Sports24.