Make way for the new captain: AB de Villiers..
While on the other hand, SL team is led by 1 more RCBian TM Dilshan. Yes, team SL lost the first ODI (series of 5 ODIs) by that big margin. Yes, it is an alarm, wake up time for the entire team. But we are sure, Dilshan will get his way out and this young Sri Lankan team will win it. Go Dillu, we are with u!
Batting first, SA lose an early wicket of Smith. But that didn't lower the performance of the team. The team went on to score 301 runs in 50 overs. This included a superb century by Amla, 72-run knock by Kallis and excellent 52 runs from just 40 balls (7 FOURS) by our champ AB de Villiers. In reply, for SL team, Malinga bagged 5 wickets. And that was the only saving grace for SL.
When batting, Sl team was a nightmare to watch. Only Kulasekara managed to score double digits (19 runs) while 4 players got OUT on ducks and rest all in single digit score. SL was ALL OUT for 43 runs. That's the 4th lowest score in any ODI innings by any team. The first 3 being 35 by Zimbabwe, 36 by Canada and 38 again by Zimbabwe. Also, the victory margin of 258 runs is the 3rd highest in the history of ODI Cricket. The first being by New Zealand of 290 runs against Ireland. And the second being by South Africa of 272 runs against Zimbabwe.
TM Dilshan claimed it be the worst match ever of his Cricketing career. And we totally understand. But Dillu, we are sure you'll bounce back strong.
AB de Villers quoted "Tonight was really easy, but I know it will get a lot harder." And when it gets tougher, we fans will be right there backing you you to win win win!
RCBians, while it is true that we must not make fun of the players losing badly; it is also true that we must celebrate the superb victory of the players. 3 cheers to AB! Bounce back soon Dillu...!
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