South Africa failed to take advantage at Kennington Oval, feels AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers said South Africa are determined to bounce back in fourth ODI at Lord’s Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

London: Sep 1, 2012


South Africa captain AB de Villiers on Saturday said his side failed to take advantage of winning the toss and opting to bat first, after their four-wicket loss to England in the third ODI.

De Villiers said, “It was a good toss to win but unfortunately we didn’t take advantage. It was a decent wicket to play on but we should have been looking at 250-odd runs.”

He added, “Most of our senior players got in but we didn’t make it count. The bowlers bowled very well and made a good situation out of a bad one.”

De Villiers said his side will be determined to bounce back in the fourth ODI at Lord s on Sunday.

“We just want to win the series and that’s all we are playing for. We go to Lord’s now and that’s all we’re playing for,” he said.

Jade Dernbach marked his return to England duty with three wickets, including the wicket of Hashim Amla, in a four-wicket win over his native South Africa.

England slumped to 64 for three in reply before a fourth-wicket partnership of 108 between Jonathan Trott (71) and left-hander Eoin Morgan (73) punished the tourists for not making enough runs after winning the toss.