Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has said that a total in the range of 230 to 250 would have made a difference on what he felt was a deteriorating pitch in Port Elizabeth. After electing to bat, Australia lost their top half in only 15 overs. That they eventually recovered to post 167 was courtesy Wades fighting fifty and a more patient one from Mitchell Marsh. South Africa chased that total down fairly comfortably with 87 balls to spare.I dont think any game that you lose for Australia is tougher than the next, they all hurt just as much, Wade said. Having said that, on that wicket, if we could have posted a reasonable total, anywhere around 230-250, I think we would have been right in the game. So I think its disappointing we didnt get those runs on the board because I feel like the wicket was deteriorating and getting a touch slower as the game moved on.Wades 52 was studded with five fours and two sixes, but it was not with the bat alone that he showed his aggression. Wade had a series of exchanges with chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi. The two verbally sparred for a lengthy period, before Wade decided to tuck the bowler in the elbow while running across for a single, prompting Faf du Plessis to approach the umpires who had to intervene to calm things down.Its just competitive cricket. International cricket is hard work. We had a crack the other night and they came back at us today, so its fair, Wade said. I suppose it can get blown out of proportion at times, with all the technology around now. There are stump mikes and cameras everywhere. I enjoy that sort of a game, it got me in the contest straight away. Weve got to find a way to keep him (Shamsi) out of the contest. I think if he doesnt get in the contest with wickets as quick as he did today, I think we can keep him a little quieter.Wade was seen having several conversations with the umpires both while batting as well as keeping. During South Africas chase, David Warner joined Wade at slip and engaged in plenty of chit-chat with Farhaan Behardien, prompting the umpires to once again get in between. A lot of the conversations I was having with the umpires were about different things, Wade clarified. Obviously, there was one moment when I first walked out there that he told us to settle down, and then, after that, it was just general chats. It wasnt really anything to do with what was going on out there, they were just general conversations.Shamsi finished with parsimonious figures of 10-1-36-3, including the wickets of Steven Smith, Travis Head and John Hastings. Hes obviously something different, we faced him in the West Indies, Wade said. When the ball is spinning, like it was spinning today, hes difficult. Hes a good bowler, hes quite tough to read early. You need to face a few balls to really get a read on him. We need to play him better, for sure, but if the wickets got a little bit in it, hes tough.Wade had walked out with Australia 49 for 5 and immediately began a recovery through a partnership of 62 with Marsh. Marsh was dismissed in the 28th over, but Wade batted on for close to nine more overs before becoming the penultimate man to be dismissed. It wasnt ideal to be out there that early, obviously, but it was good to get it with Mitchy and work as hard as we could to build a partnership. Unfortunately, we just kept losing wickets at crucial times of the game today, he said.We need to start winning a few more crucial moments, and me and Mitch, at that point, had put on 60 or so. We needed to probably knuckle down and take the innings as deep as we could to get to a reasonable total.Wade admitted to Australia being outplayed comprehensively, but hoped they could bring out their best in the final game. 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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Maybe the Chiefs should have petitioned the NFL to avoid noon kickoffs.They might be 2-0.Kansas City got out of the gate like a beat-up Pinto trying to find first gear on Sunday, the second straight slow start for a team that can ill afford to dig out of holes.And unlike the previous week, when the Chiefs managed the biggest comeback in franchise history to beat the San Diego Chargers, they were unable to come all the way back in a 19-12 loss to the Houston Texans.Way too many mistakes against a good football team to come out on the right end, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday, echoing comments he made after the game.Any time you have three fumbles, you have about a 25 percent chance to win the game, so youre putting yourself in a bind there.It wasnt just the fumbles that put them in a bind, though.The Chiefs dropped a bunch of passes, quarterback Alex Smith threw several more behind his intended targets, and penalty flags piled up like dirty laundry at the end of the week.Listen, offensively, we have to pick it up, Reid said. We did some things I think were uncharacteristic between dropped balls and penalties and missed assignments. Thats not the way we normally operate, so we have to put an end to that.Which of course is easier said than done.One thing that might get the Chiefs off to a faster start against the New York Jets this Sunday? The return of four-time Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles, their biggest difference-maker on offense.Charles has been practicing for several weeks after surgery to repair his torn right ACL last season, but he has been inactive for the first two games.Reid said that Charles told him last week that he wasnt quite ready to get on the field, but there is a chance he could play against the Jets.I thought he practiced better last week, Reid said. I wouldnt rule it out. I just dont have enough information to put that out there (that he will play).The Chiefs have survived with Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West splittting the load, and in fact thrived with them much of last season.ddddddddddddBut neither of those running backs gives the Chiefs the same kind of game-breaking threat as Charles, someone who can take any pass or handoff to the end zone.Asked what would convince Reid to play him Sunday, the coach replied: You make sure hes safe. You surely dont want to take a step backward. Hes a pretty good player and you can rush yourselves, but were not playing tiddlywinks here. Its a violent sport. You want to make sure hes fully recovered.Or at least recovered enough to help an offense out of its doldrums.The Chiefs are averaging just 116 yards total offense in the first half of their first two games, and managed just a pair of field goals. Theyre averaging 236 yards and 16.5 points in the second half.The biggest reason for the big difference is that Kansas City has had no choice but to ditch its conservative play-calling and open things up.The Chiefs have been in double-digit holes in the second half of each of their first two games, forcing Smith to go no-huddle and begin chucking the ball.He met the challenge against San Diego. He came up short against Houston.Absolutely zero rhythm and production going in that first half. It was not enough, Smith said. You cant settle for field goals in a game like this. Youve got to find a way to get in the end zone.The solution to the slow starts is anybodys guess, but unearthing one ultimately is why Reid is paid so handsomely.And it had better happen soon. The schedule doesnt get any easier with the Steelers looming on the road after a visit from the Jets.Weve got to play better football, Reid said. The margin between winning and losing is so small in this league -- you do stupid things its going to be tough to come out on the right side of the score.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '