Pakistan Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul Haq has admitted that his team's batsmen were 'totally lost' after their poor show during the 67-run defeat by South Africa in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Having lost their Champions Trophy opener to West Indies on the back of 170 all out, Pakistan was dismissed for 167 by the Proteas and are almost certainly facing an early exit from Group B.

Agreeing with the critics' assessment, Misbah said that despite a good bowling performance and an improved fielding, as a batting unit, Pakistan is totally lost, adding that the fault lies with the application of the batsmen, who he said, are not applying themselves.

Stating that the responsibility of the loss lies with the players, Misbah said that he is disappointed that in both of the games, the team could not score more than 170 on what looks like an Asian pitch.