It has been a World Cup to forget for the Proteas, but the nightmare is not yet over.
There are still two games to go, with the next one being against Sri Lanka on Friday at the Riverside Ground in Durham (11.30am SA time).
And while Sri Lanka may have lost the recent ODI series 5-0 in South Africa, the Asian outfit are enjoying a much better World Cup.
They are currently sixth on the log with six points, and still have an outside chance of reaching the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka probably need to win two out of their last three matches against the Proteas, West Indies and India to advance to the last-four.