COLOMBO – The Proteas have routinely found the venerable SSC to be the graveyard of their ambitions.
Saturday was certainly not the first time down the years that the South Africans have been bewitched, bothered and bewildered by cunning deviations and unexpected drift of the ball on the island’s capital.
But yet the pure repulsiveness of their third consecutive batting collapse of this series must rank among the lowest moments in Proteas’ history.
Where were all the promises in the build-up that they were ready?
The mantra was that they had learned their lessons and that the Galle cobwebs had been shaken off before this all-important series decider.