Pakistan may have comfortably won against South Africa to revive their hopes of securing a semi-final spot but they were terribly poor in the field once again, dropping as many as six catches. Easy chances were grassed by the fielders as this showed the one aspect of the game where Pakistan require a lot of work on.
The extensive number of dropped catches give Pakistan the unwanted record of most dropped chances in the tournament. They have dropped 14 catches overall in the World Cup thus far and are followed by England who have spilled 10 chances, although the hosts have a better percentage of completed catches.
If the Men in Green are hopeful of winning their next three games, they seriously need to work on their fielding blunders. “We’re going to have to keep working at (catching) and keep chipping at (it),” coach Mickey Arthur said in the post-match press conference.