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Gibbs works up for a ton

Durban: Opener Herschelle Gibbs is ready for South Africa’s crunch World Cup group B tie with Sri Lanka on Monday, when he is determined to score his first one-day century at Kingsmead.

South Africa have to beat Sri Lanka if they are to qualify for the Super Sixes and the in-form Gibbs will be relied on heavily to get them off to a good start.

Gibbs has scored 311 runs in five innings at the Cup with an average of 103.66 and a strike rate of 106.14.

“I’m happy. I’m where I want to be mentally,” Gibbs said after a rain-curtailed practice session in Durban on Saturday.

“I haven’t got a one-day hundred here at Kingsmead yet, so that becomes a target. I really wanted to go out and get a hundred at The Wanderers .”

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