Thursday 12 December 2013 

Video - De Villiers, Sharma On 3rd ODI Washout

Watch as South Africa captain AB de Villiers and Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma reflect on the washed out third and final One-Day International between the two sides at Centurion Park.

De Villiers cracked 109 and Quinton de Kock 101 - his third consecutive ODI century - while Sharma took three wickets in South Africa's total of 301 for eight.

However, the rain that had threatened the game right from the start then rolled in to have the final say and South Africa took the series 2-0 courtesy of big wins in Johannesburg and Durban.

Despite that scoreline, de Villiers said that the team were disappointed not to be able to play the game to a conclusion and aim for a 3-0 clean sweep.

"We were very keen to get a result tonight," he said. "We were really hoping to ride the wave of momentum.

"We've been playing good cricket and when you play well you want to get out there and play games and get results.

"We started really well today, well, not that well in the first few overs, but the first 50 overs went really well and we were very, very excited to go out there and try our skills against the strong Indian batting line-up.

"It would have been a very exciting run chase, I think so. It's a shame that it had to finish like that, but still very happy with a two-nil win."

Sharma, meanwhile, believes that India's first ODI series defeat since they were beaten by Pakistan at the very start of the year, could give them a lift ahead of the two-match Test series which begins next week.

"For the last 12 months we win every single series," he said.

"Somehow it's gone a bit breakdown, so I think it's good for us.

"Maybe we can take it as a positive from the series and take that positive in the Test series. So that's what we're going to do."

Video provided by SNTV and will be available until 26th December 2013 at which time it will be replaced by the latest available video content.

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