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ICC World T20 2014: Ab de Villiers rues South Africa’s sloppy performance for loss

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Johannesburg: Mar 23, 2014

Stand-in South African captain AB de Villiers has admitted that his team was let down due to a ‘bad fielding performance’ and ‘wickets at bad times’ in their five-run loss to Sri Lanka in their opening match of the ICC World T20 2014 in Chittagong.

De Villiers, who is standing in for the injured Faf du Plessis, believes that South Africa did not put in their best performance and warned his team that they will have to buck up if they want to achieve success in the tournament.

According to Sport24, De Villiers said that he feels they need to improve their fielding performance as it was one of the main reasons they fell to Sri Lanka in the match, adding that they also lost wickets at bad times, following which they lost the momentum towards the end, which is not a good sign for a team.

Meanwhile, the report said that the team’s doctors are continuing to put in extensive treatment and rehabilitation on Du Plessis, in an attempt to have him ready for Monday’s crunch match against New Zealand.

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ICC World T20 2014 Schedule details

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Leeds

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Sep 5, 2014 (19:30 IST)   at Kingstown, St Vincent

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Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014  at Harare

Zimbabwe won by 3 wkts

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Nottingham

India won by 6 wkts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

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