Indian Premier League: How AB de Villiers inspired JP Duminy to finish on a high

Delhi Daredevils' JP Duminy hit an unbeaten fifty in a losing cause against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. The South African says his national teammate - AB de Villiers - has helped him a lot despite playing for the opposition in IPL 7.

updated: April 18, 2014 10:57 IST
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Sharjah: He himself knows a thing or two about batting in the end overs and Delhi Daredevils' J P Duminy says he has taken tips from his South teammate A B de Villiers, who is considered one of the best finishers in the game today.

Delhi Daredevils found themselves in tatters before Duminy's brilliant unbeaten half century took them to a decent 145 for four in their Indian Premier League campaign opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Thursday. However, his knock went in vain as Yuvraj Singh inspired RCB to a comfortable eight-wicket win with a 29-ball 52. (Match report | Match scorecard | Match highlights)

Later, talking about finishers, Duminy was all praise for his national teammate. "I have taken a tip or two from A B de Villiers. He is an outstanding player and has done the job many times for South Africa and for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. So you can only learn from someone like that," Duminy said.

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