Abbott in kill zone



October 11, 2016
Abbott in kill zone

AAN DIE BRAND: Proteas paceman Kyle Abbott

Warriors paceman made a impression with man-of-the-match display against Aussies.

Kyle Abbott reckons the Proteas will show Australia no mercy as they go for a ODI series whitewash at Newlands tomorrow (1pm start).

South Africa have dominated their visitors in the five-match series, winning four straight games with some bakgat

Abbott, who made his series debut in the six-wicket victory in Port Elizabeth on Sunday, joined the party late.

But the Warriors paceman made a moerse impression with a man-of-the-match display, taking 4/40 in eight overs as SA skittled the Aussies for 167.

The Proteas are now on the brink of a historic series clean sweep against the reigning world champions and will look to adopt the same approach when they face off in the final match at Newlands.

The 29-year-old says: “I don’t think anyone has been through this situation before so we can’t even begin to think what it would feel like on Wednesday if it does happen.

“It’s been phenomenal at the moment, we celebrated last Wednesday evening after winning the series and that was a big challenge for us today, to keep our foot on the gas.

“Going into Wednesday, I don’t think we are going to do
anything differently, we will stick to what we have done that has won us four games and hopefully make it five and make some history.”

He adds: “It’s obviously nice to contribute to a win but it is tough not knowing when you are going to get a game.”

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