There were in fact three players who let down the team and those were =
* Quinton de Kock who now has failed three games in a row - he used to play the Aussie bowlers well and now suiddenly he was BS in capital letters - he must get back to be a top batsman or get a kick in the backside;
* Verreinne and the same mistake as he made in the previous ODI and must learn from his mistakes: and
* JJ Smuts who batted at a strike rate of 64,02 - when the requirement was 85 and his fielding was bloody poor.
The fact is that the decision was that the MOM should be shared between Ngidi and Malan and that was only fair, They both were top class and deserve the MOM award, The rest of he team was also performing well and credit needs to go to them as well.
What I cannot understand is why Malan was not selected earlier - he was always a candidate that should be leading the stakes as opener in the Proteas side in both the tests and the shorter versions of the game. The way he played the ussie spinners today one would think that SAC made another total balls-up by not including him in the ODI squad going to India.