After the India debacle it’s helpful we won a contested match against Afghanistan….and helpful it was in a chase. With the semis coming up our chase still looks a bit wobbly…and our explosive middle order of Markram, Klaasen and Millier seems to have lost their mojo after a red hot start.
I liked Rabada as the opening bowler and Phlek much maligned, showed again he can bat under pressure. His bowling is not to that standard. A good start by the openers and another key, mature innings by Dussen. Although it’s a pity Bavuma never managed a big innings before the playoffs.
The Aussies will be tough the second time around riding the Maxwell wave.