Originally Posted by Jono
You're probably right, but is their bowling quality that much different to 2007 Port Elizabeth when they beat SA? Kaneria was bowling pretty well back then I guess, but I'd still have Ajmal as better, and I'm pretty sure Shoaib broke down in that test and Sami played.
SA are probably stronger with the bat now though, and as you said, you've taken into account the fact SA randomly drop hope tests, and that is what the Port Elizabeth loss was.
Really I thought it was a very competitive series with all games open till midway the final innings if Shoaib was fit (I know) the whole series Pakistan would have won the series however this SA side is definetley much stronger that the 2006 side with Pakistan being weaker.