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.


Read News24’s Comments Policy 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
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Thursday, 21 February 2019
South Africa v Sri Lanka, , Port Elizabeth 10:00
Sunday, 03 March 2019
South Africa v Sri Lanka, , Johannesburg 10:00
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
South Africa v Sri Lanka, Centurion 13:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

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.