The Proteas might have sealed a semi-final berth with victory on the Sydney Cricket Floor however as a substitute slumped to a 33-run loss within the rain-shortened Tremendous 12 match.
Second in Group 2 and a degree behind India, Bavuma’s facet now must beat the frivolously regarded Netherlands in Adelaide on Sunday to make sure you advance.
Bavuma mentioned “the wheels got here off” for South Africa as Pakistan went on to submit 185 for 9 after being decreased to 43 for 4 early on.
“A group like Pakistan, as you understand, could be very harmful once you give them any sort of momentum,” he mentioned.
“I do not suppose it is a huge concern. Sure, there are speaking factors for us, areas that we are able to study from.
“Perhaps it is a efficiency that we wanted to … perhaps deliver us down again to earth.”
Bavuma lamented his group’s poor fielding and declined in charge the climate as a slew of catches went to grass within the drizzly closing overs of the primary innings.
“Up till this sport, our fielding has been excellent. We fielded at night time,” he mentioned.
“We fielded throughout the day. We fielded in moist circumstances.
“Perhaps the depth lowered a bit for the blokes. Individually, the blokes know but it surely’s positively not the usual of fielding that we pleasure ourselves on.”
The lack of skilled center order batsman David Miller to again spasms didn’t assist South Africa’s trigger after rain and the Duckworth-Lewis technique left them an unbelievable victory goal.
Bavuma mentioned Miller’s benching was precautionary, although, and anticipated him to return for the Netherlands.