‘I would have attacked more had I known it was only 27 overs’, rues Proteas skipper

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AB de Villiers optimist of scoring big innings in ICC Champions TrophyLike the death group A, Pakistan has balanced the group B equations as well winning a rain affected match against South Africa on Wednesday.

Pakistan bowled superbly on their way to restrict mighty Proteas batting line up at a below par score which eventually led them to win the match as rash rain once again curtailed a match in the ongoing Champions Trophy and Pakistan’s score after 27 overs of the innings had been calculated sufficient enough to be declared as winners in the D/L method.

South Africa’s master hitter AB de Villiers was remorseful after the match said their batsmen would have been more attacking had they knew it was a midway encounter of 27 overs.

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“They bowled pretty well, put us under pressure. We lost a wicket which wasn’t a great response from us, but we recovered well thanks to David and few other guys who put us partnerships” – de Villiers said.

“We fought really well on the field, got into a good position. Whether it was a par score or not doesn’t matter. It’s a difficult situation, you never know what to do. If I knows it would only be 27 overs, I would have attacked a lot more in the field. We have to up our ante a bit. We started well. We knew which areas to work on” – South African skipper said.

Pakistan came to win the match as they were already 19 runs ahead where they had to score 101 in 20 overs in D/L method.