Skill can never be a substitute for experience. Skill is a wonderful feature in itself, but it does not take the form of experience until it has passed through the furnace of adapting to the ground realities year after year.
When a bowler is constantly tossing and throwing full toss balls, it may seem like his short-sightedness or incompetence, but in reality he fails to achieve the ultimate accuracy of throwing a yorker which is manifested in the form of bad bowling.
Death overs bowling is very important in T20. Here yorkers, speed changers and slow cutters come in handy. South Africa’s young bowlers may have the ability to do all this, but their lack of experience prevented them.
By the way, Pakistani bowling in Death Hours was not very impressive but still Hassan Ali’s spell managed to break the run rate of South Africa and if Shaheen Afridi was in form then the target would have been 20 runs less.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat. Markram and Klaassen built a good combination based on the dreamy start Milan provided.
If Mohammad Nawaz had not taken the valuable wicket of Milan in the power play, Babar Azam’s troubles could have increased. But Hassan Ali and Mohammad Nawaz did not let Pakistan’s grip on the match loose.
The wicket was 190 runs. South Africa dared but only two or three runs behind.
But Klaassen was also very tactful in the bowling order. Tabriz Shamsi was his strongest piece in this novice bowling attack and he used this piece at the right time in the game. When the Pakistani innings was about to pick up speed, they attacked Shamsi.
And the spell of Tabriz Shamsi was the stage where Pakistani innings seemed to derail. In the T20 format, spinners are successful only if they know how to go one step further than the batsman. Solar has the ability to read the batsman’s mind.
But how far would the sun alone resist?
Because he was the most senior bowler in this attack and his performance also gave his fellow bowlers the stability and confidence that was needed in this part of the innings. But again, these would mean that you have to spend for these processes.
The experience that was seen in the ups and downs of Mohammad Rizwan’s innings. His innings was special in that in spite of the pressure, he did not make any mistakes and kept changing his pace according to the different stages of the match. The wicket was a bit complicated in the second innings, so there was a need to stop.
Although no batsman could last long at the other end, Pakistan had such a strong edge in the form of Rizwan that the batsmen coming to the other end were protected from any extraordinary pressure.
In particular, the depth of the Pakistani batting order was the aspect that made a clear difference between the two teams. While Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali and Mohammad Nawaz failed one after the other, Faheem Ashraf unexpectedly launched an invasion which overwhelmed all the efforts of South Africa.
Had there been experienced bowlers like Rabada, Nagdi and Norkia, this target could have been a mountain for Pakistan. But the lack of experience enriched the young South African bowling attack skills and Klaassen’s team remained in the losing ranks despite playing well.
Because Fahim Ashraf’s call was not yet open on this tour. And most of the planning was done by Babur Azam and Fakhr Zaman. Faheem Ashraf was probably not even in the imagination of the class.