AB sticks to the ABC of batting

2011-03-04 07:14

MOHALI, INDIA – South Africa’s AB de Villiers says there’s no secret to his outstanding World Cup form, he’s just concentrating on batting basics.

De Villiers has struck successive centuries in the Proteas’ first two games, a feat even more impressive after he wasn’t able to practise properly ahead of the opener against West Indies.

De Villiers said the nets in New Delhi were “tough to play on”, and he couldn’t prepare, “but luckily in the game it turned around for me”.

The right-hander hit 107 not out to guide South Africa to a seven-wicket win in that first Group B match and then hammered 134 off 98 balls against Netherlands yesterday in a 231-run victory.

He said there was “no secret, no funny things ... I just played the game.”

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