SA in Sri Lanka

AB: SL were out of our league

2013-08-01 13:11
AB de Villiers (AP)
Cape Town - Proteas skipper AB de Villiers cut a grim figure after his team were comprehensibly outplayed in the one-day series in Sri Lanka.

The hosts thrashed South Africa by 128 runs in Colombo on Wednesday to clinch a comprehensive 4-1 series rout.

Despite a gallant 51 from De Villiers, the Proteas were bundled out for a meagre 179 in pursuit a 308 victory target.

"It's very disappointing obviously," De Villiers told the Cape Times.

"It's difficult to be positive at these times, because the negatives seem to be popping up from everywhere.

"We gave it our best shot but, at times, it felt like we were playing against a team that was out of our league. We were definitely outplayed."

The skipper sounded a bit more upbeat when he said they would learn from this experience.

"It's not all doom and gloom, but there are some areas we need to look at and make some hard calls," concluded De Villiers.

The Proteas now shift their attention to a three-match T20 series, starting in Colombo on Friday.


Read more on:    proteas  |  sa in sri lanka  |  ab de villiers  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
27 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
06 February 2016
South Africa v England, Port Elizabeth 10:00
09 February 2016
South Africa v England, Centurion 13:30
12 February 2016
South Africa v England, Johannesburg 13:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Which cricketer is currently of most value to the Proteas' Test team?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

As the Absa Premiership nears the Christmas break, a little over half the season remains. Who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Which teams will be relegated? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.