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'I had the game in my hands' - de Villiers

South Africa captain AB de Villiers speaks after his side's loss in the second ODI against Pakistan in South Africa.

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 28, 2013

Posted by zarasochozarasamjho on (November 29, 2013, 10:49 GMT)

I do not agree with DeVilliers. He had brought SA to the brink of victory and HAD DONE HIS JOB. Look at the facts: When DV got out after scoring amazing 78 in 45 balls (SA scored 30 runs in the 35th and 36th overs), the score was 227/4 after a 110-run partnership with Amla, who was still there. With ONLY 36 to score in 6 overs +, with 6 wickets standing where SA bat right up to number 9, the chance of a SA win was say 90%. Lucky for Pakistan (in spite of having arguably the BEST bowling attack, but nothing else), they grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat. Well done Pakistan. What SA did wrong was to play some unnecessary risky shots AFTER they had more than caught up with the required strike rate, and became over-confident. As a Pakistan fan I am overjoyed and looking forward to a clean sweep in the series Inshallah.

Posted by Sorcerer on (November 28, 2013, 20:31 GMT)

A really modest guy. "I have won many games like this!"

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