ICC Champions Trophy: Unforced errors and miscommunication ruined us, admits South Africa captain AB De Villiers

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updated: June 07, 2013 02:03 IST
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Cardiff: South African skipper AB De Villiers said losing Morne Morkel in the 34th over of the match due to a strain in the left leg was a "shock" because he was the lynchpin of his team's seam attack. "But I still feel our boys fought back well to restrict India (to 331) could well have been 370," he told reporters in a post-match chat here on Thursday evening. (Read match report)

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South Africa lost their ICC Champions Trophy opener by 26 runs and De Villiers put it down to "unforced errors" and "miscommunication in the heat of the battle." South Africa lost key batsmen like Robin Peterson and David Miller to silly run outs. Peterson's exit at the team score of 155 for three proved to be a turning point. (See: Match in pics)

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