In the bowling department, pace duo of Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn have been consistent with the new ball but it is the spinners Robin Peterson and Imran Tahir who have troubled the oppositions most, claiming 14 and 12 wickets respectively in the tournament.
While his colleagues have been dealing in wickets, spinner Johan Botha with four wickets from four matches kept the runs in check.
But the major concern for South Africa is captain Smith's indifferent form. The left-hander has scored only 155 runs so far in the tournament and is due for a big one on Friday.
In Image: South African cricket team captain Graeme Smith throws a ball as Morne Morkel, left, and Jacques Kallis watch during a practice session
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