Half-baked SA get humiliated

Proteas need to regroup after 130-run loss to India

SOUTH Africa found out the hard way yesterday that the World Cup will not be easily won by any team who have to find a way past India. They also found out that they are capable of playing very poor cricket.

Yesterday’s defeat, by 130 runs, added to the pressure on South Africa to beat the West Indies in Sydney on Friday.

Another loss and a strong team, who started the tournament among the favoured few, will be hanging on and hoping very hard.

Best, then, that South Africa learn the folly of the approach they took in the lead-up to this match. They hid in their laager from the admittedly challenging Indian media all week, and when AB de Villiers was finally forced to blink into the light on Saturday, he fell victim to petty tetchiness.