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Klinger pleased with Redbacks spirit after victory

South Australia Redbacks skipper Michael Klinger was full of praise for his team after their 11 run victory over the Highveld Lions in Centurion.

Klinger lead the way with a man of the match performance scoring 78 to help the Redbacks set the Lions a victory target of 179 after the Australians had started off slowly with the bat.

"Great to get off to a good start, the competition is cut-throat. We did really well to peg them back after a great start," said Klinger after the game.

"Today we went with one less quick since we thought taking the pace off the ball is the way forward. Daniel Christian did the job well. Tough road ahead, we play two IPL teams," he added.

Lions skipper Alviro Petersen was disappointed with the manner of defeat claiming his side lost too many wickets during the run chase which effected the out come of the game.

"We squeezed them a bit in the bowling, but they got away in the end. If we lose wickets while chasing, it is always difficult, we lost too many, if one or two of us stayed in, it would have helped."

source - cricket20.com
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