Very, very poor display by the Proteas. I am afraid that a team which cannot catch balls cannot win matches. The worst case was Amla missing a sitter catch on Hafeex when he had 10 runs. He was eventually out for 52 runs at a strike rate of 115,35.

There were 4 other missed catches - two of which 3 were sitters - one by Plehlukwayo, one by B Hendricks and one by Shamsi.

Then we have the bowling stats which were at best poor:-

B Hendricks - 9 overs = 50 runs - 2 wickets

Steyn - 10 overs = 43 runs - 2 wickets

Rabada - 10 overs = 57 runs - 2 wickets

Shamsi - 9 overs = 75 runs

R Hendricks - 2 overs = 21 runs

The Pakistani's made 317 runs for 6 wickets.

Watch out for Amla and Reeza Hendricks trying to bat at 6,5 rpo - will never happen. As per normal the pressure will be on De Kock to make the runs - while Amla and Hendricks fiddle around. I do not think the Proteas as a snowball's hope in hell in winning this one with only four good batsmen in the team.

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## clevermike

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It is not looking good at this stage I believe the teams election was a problem and the fact is that the selection of Beurn Hendricks as fast bowler and Shamsi as spinner was a poor way to start.

Shamsi missed a sitter catch and in one over gave away 14 runs and that was not even in the last ten overs. Together with his missed catch he is thus far a disaster. His 6 overs bowled gave away 48 runs at 8 rpo.

Hendricks figures is slightly better, but together with Phehlukwayo gave away 35 runs each. At least Hendricks took a wicket.

The million dollar question is what is Amla doing in the slips - waiting to miss another catch like the one he already missed, His reflections are nowadays too slow to catch balls any other international slip fielder would have caught,

Not looking good - I think we have a good chance of looing this one. Amla as opener and Hendricks at 3 are bad news, Based on his record thus far Amlay is boun to get another low score - if not the strike rate would be poor.