South Africa Aim To Seal Series In Port Elizabeth
South Africa go into Monday's fourth One Day International against Australia on Monday (13th April) 2-1 up and AB de Villiers is hopeful that the Proteas can wrap up a series win before the final match in Johannesburg.
“It would be great to finish the series (off) here,” de Villiers said. “Our batters set it up very nicely for us on Thursday night. I think 230 odd was the previous highest successful night runs chase at Sahara Park Newlands, so to set them 290 to win was always going to be a very tough task. It was a very good win for us.
“We played very good One Day cricket in Australia," he added. "We have actually been playing very good cricket for the last two years. We have got a nice brand of cricket going and we are playing at a very high level in terms of our skills. Everybody knows their role in the team and exactly what is expected from them. We have the home crowd behind us and we have a bit of momentum going for us, so we would like to finish the series off here in Port Elizabeth.”
De Villiers, who averages 59 in the three matches so far, said he was pleased with his personal form in the series.
“I have been in good form for a while now and it is important that you cash in when you have the form. You must never take it for granted and I will keep working hard at my game. I will follow the same game plan as normal: nice and tight for the first 20 balls and start to express myself a bit after that.”
South Africa bounced back from a thumping 141-run loss in game one in Durban with wins by seven wickets (Centurion) and 25 runs (Cape Town).
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