….and the two players our resident experts always slag off, Bavuma and David Miller do the business. Those sixes of Miller were epic.
I thought for sure we were toast when de Ock failed again….and then when Markram, Bavuma and Pretorius became hat trick victims, it seemed all over. A great six by Rabada was crucial and then Miller!
This is the first necessary WC win I can ever remember the Proteas pulling off from so far behind. Will this give them the impetus to be contenders. In Nortje we probably have the best fast bowler at the tournament and Shamsi is increasingly being played with respect, the necessary ingredient for a spin bowler.
Why not start with Bavuma again and move de Ock back to number 6. That might avoid some of the early pressure of a lost wicket, allow Bavuma to play his natural game and let de Ock partner Miller at the death.
Just a thought.