Given that the word 'choked' is not well-received by the team, yep, panicked is a good way to describe it. Surprised by a couple of things - Faf du Plessis' sudden loss of form, Dale Steyn's sudden loss of speed and length in the death overs and the third factor which has obviously affected them is the absence of a fifth bowler with McLaren struggling and JP Duminy absent.
That was a jaw-dropper.
Oh and did I say that Steven Smith is the man of the match again. Not that there was any doubt about that one.
We move to the fifth ODI of the series now at Sydney on Sunday where South Africa will need to pick up the pieces and display a lot more from their XI. AB de Villiers' injury will be a concern, but even before that, the match referee will be looking at his over-rate. He could well have fallen short there.
I will, unfortunately, not be around the final ODI but the action will continue here at The Roar. Bit of a break for me before I return for the India Tests from December 4. Have a good evening ahead!