Irish Caption William Porterfield upbeat despite defeat

March 15, 2011 11:01 pm0 commentsViews: 1


Ireland captain William Porterfield was positive once the 131-run defeat by South Africa ended their hopes of reaching the globe Cup quarter-finals.

"We started off well and got some of wickets, we have a tendency to were happy enough chasing 270, it wasn’t out of reach however we have a tendency to consistently lost wickets," he said.

"We’ve been pretty sensible throughout the tournament with our ground fielding, it’s one in all the items we are able to management.

"We will take from the globe Cup that we’ve been in winning positions."

South Africa captain Graeme Smith was happy along with his team’s middle order as they secured a quarter-final spot.

"We place ourselves stressed with some stupid run-outs however JP [Duminy]played a extremely sensible knock stressed," said Smith.

"Coming into the tournament there was an issue mark over our lower-middle order however the fellows there have played beautifully well within the last 2 games.

"We’ve got one game left against Bangladesh and then hopefully 3 sensible games within the knock-out stages."

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