Donald: Abbott will bounce back

2015-01-13 15:01
Kyle Abbott (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas bowling coach Allan Donald says Kyle Abbott will bounce back after his bowling was demolished by the West Indies in their T20 clash at the Wanderers last Sunday.

Chris Gayle smashed 90 off 41 balls as the Windies chased down South Africa's mammoth total of 231 to win by four wickets.

Abbott finished with figures of 1/68 in his allotted four overs - which is a world record for the most runs conceded in international T20 cricket.

Abbott tried to bowl yorkers but got his lengths wrong and ended up bowling too full, which led to the Windies punishing the South African.

Donald though is confident that Abbott will bounce back from the disappointment.

"It wasn't his day. If there's one guy who works tirelessly to bowl yorkers in the nets, then it's him. He's always very eager with it," Donald told Netwerk24.

"He just couldn't execute. I know him and I know what he can do. He's normally reliable. He came to speak to me later in the evening and said he tried everything. Everything just worked against him."

With Sunday's win at the Wanderers, the West Indies took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series.

The final T20 is scheduled for Durban on Wednesday.


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