….being bowled out for 189 or conceding 550 for 7, after being bowled out for 187. Perhaps they are equally bad, there is some real toothless bowling from the Proteas. Maharaj looks totally ordinary with little variation of flight. Ngidi who relies on bounce produced one good off cutter in a basket full of long hops. Jansen had a chance at a nervous Carey in the 90s and proceeded to bowl wayward wide balls gifting him the century. Rabada looked less than menacing, but did get the occasional ball to move off the pitch.
Our best bowler Nortje did look good for a wicket when he was on. I wonder though with his pace why he didn’t eventually go round the wicket, targeting top of off stump to Carey. Without a lot of movement the additional width at least gives a bit angle and that target should focus the field settings. And why not experiment a bit when nothing is working. The Proteas are just so passive out there.
The bowlers have been pretty much dominated…perhaps more so than the batsmen.