Galiem struck 60, but could not prevent the hosts from winning by 10 wickets at Buffalo Park in East London.
“I think Mpilo Njoloza was the best bowler on view in the three-day match. He could have taken a five-wicket haul, although the statistics don’t underline how well he really bowled,” Linde said.
Galiem took 2-48. He said the attack needed to probe more with “challenging dot balls”, instead of their initial approach of being too wide outside the off-stump.
The seam bowling attack was wayward on the first day by not regularly hitting line and length, Linde remarked.
The left arm spinner was very content with his own performance, saying he only strayed once. His new bowling action assisted him in being more consistent.
Galiem was belligerent in scoring 57 in the CSA One Day Challenge. He supported the stylish plundering by the skipper Qaasim Adams, who propelled Western Province to 353 for six.
Border reached the total with one over to spare.
Two dropped chances was the undoing for Western Province, according to Linde.
He said had Western Province hung on to those chances off the blade of Christiaan Jonker, the visitors would have won.
The first was spilled when they needed to score 180 and with only the batting tail to come. Those were not difficult chances he added.
Linde said the Cape Town-based team has nothing to stress or panic about.
Galiem provided a sobering perspective on the top and middle-order. He said many members of the team collectively have only appeared in a couple of first-class matches.
The past few years, the team was served by the presence of vastly experienced stars like Pieter Malan and SA Engelbrecht.
Engelbrecht retired from the game. Malan was promoted to the ranks of the professional squad following his 1069 runs in the Sunfoil Three-Day Cup campaign last season.
Galiem was impressive during the whole game. He displayed maturity beyond his age (20), played the ball late and stuck to his game plan for extensive periods.
Salieg Nackedien and his charges will address some problem areas at a team meeting on Tuesday.
Western Province, one of South Africa’s most dominant semi-professional sides, will meet Boland from 9th to 11th November at PPC Newlands in the host’s second Sunfoil Three-Day Cup clash of the season.