Duminy eager to step up in Wellington

2017-02-24 17:00
JP Duminy (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy says that he is eager to captalise and deliver a match-winning contribution ahead of Saturday's third ODI in Wellington.

Duminy was one of the Proteas top six batsmen who failed to make a substantial contribution and see his team through to the end - as the Black Caps edged by six runs.

Duminy stood in a valuable 57-run third wicket partnership with Quinton de Kock before getting stumped by Mitchell Santner for 34.

Duminy feels that although he couldn't capitalise on Wednesday, he believes he still has what it takes to see the Proteas through to a possible series victory.

"If I look back to the last game, I probably got the best opportunity to bat for a long period of time," Duminy told the media in Wellington on Friday.

"Unfortunately I did not capitalise on that so hopefully the opportunity arises again where I can take full responsibility.

"I'm feeling pretty comfortable where my game is at, I guess it's just about putting in those performances when the opportunity arises."

The part-time spinner has also backed himself to bowl 10 overs in a game, saying that if he is required to do so he'll be up for the challenge.

"I like to think that I have 10 overs in me," said Duminy.

"It's obviously depending on the conditions and what my role in the bowling unit is.

"You just to take it as it comes, I prepare as best as I can to give the captain 10 overs and if that option arises then I'm up for it."

The series is tied 1-1 with the third ODI taking place on Saturday, February 25 in Wellington (03:30 SA time).


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