Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent
The tough chances
Adam Milne barely had time to catch his breath after celebrating Hashim Amla's dismissal, when Rilee Rossouw gave him a chance for a second strike. Milne was looking for the yorker, but bowled a low full toss which Rossouw drove firmly to back down the pitch. The ball went low and so did Milne and although he got his hands to it, he had lost his balance and couldn't complete the catch. Milne had the opportunity in the game, when Farhaan Behardien punched the ball to him at shoulder-height but the power behind the shot made it difficult to catch. Milne did not have to feel bad, though. Both Aaron Phangiso and Imran Tahir were offered chances in their follow through and neither could hold on.
The easy chance
David Wiese was one of several South African players who put down catches in the first game and his luck did not improve in the second. Martin Guptill had been let off twice and it was third time lucky when he tried to hit Tahir over long off. But there was not get enough distance on the shot. Wiese moved to his left easily enough and was settled under the ball, which then burst through and hit him on his chest. Wiese tried to grasp it on the rebound but tumbled over instead.
As the search for runs became desperate towards the end of the South African innings, Phangiso decided to try and take them any way he could. He set off for a single after a gentle prod to point in the 47th over, but was ball watching instead of checking in with his partner. Vernon Philander, at the other end, had not moved when Phangiso was halfway down the pitch. A run-out was always on the cards and in the end, Guptill even had enough time to lob the ball to Luke Ronchi, rather than breaking the stumps himself. South Africa were hit by two more run-outs in the next three overs to end their innings three balls short of the full quota
With the game gone, AB de Villiers decided to spice things up and brought himself on to bowl in the 42nd over. He had some success bowling in the World Cup, when he took wickets against Ireland, Pakistan and UAE but there was no repeat performance this time. Instead, he disappointed even himself and let out a loud "Oh no," when he bowled a half-tracker that Guptill sent to the boundary.