What possessed our captain to field, after we performed so much better in the 2nd T20 when we batted first. When you have a useless newbie team bat first and try for a bit of scoreboard pressure.
Then how can you be bowled by exactly the same ball a second time in three games. The fawning commentators were telling us the prior ball Ock hit for four wasn’t a half volley. It was. Only to be silenced a ball later....a bit of inswing and then the Ock nemesis, a bit of away movement off the seam.
It’s all pretty calamitous, the Proteas are usually tough to knock over at home. But now we have now lost the T20 to Oz and the Poms....lost the test series to the Poms....and our best result in 4 series is a draw against the Poms in the ODIs.
And despite playing 13 games we are nowhere in finding players. Only Nortje looks real quality but he also struggled today. Most critically the appointment of de Ock, a leader’s arse as captain, leaves us horribly handicapped.
I can’t remember South African cricket looking so hopeless.