Twitterati praise South Africa for sensational Test series win over India

South Africa wins the third Test against India by seven wickets

By Web Desk
January 14, 2022
Photo Source: Twitter/ICC

Twitterati continues to shower praise on the South African cricket team as they came from 1-0 behind to win back-to-back Tests and clinch the three-match Test series by 2-1 against India in a stunning fashion.

South Africa won the third Test in Cape Town by seven wickets as Keegan Petersen scored a well-made 82 runs to help his team chase the 212-run target.

India who has already defeated Australia twice in their own backyard in Test cricket were looking to end their final frontier as well, by beating the Proteas in their home ground, but this time around as well they were so close yet so far. 

They won the first Test in Centurion in a one-sided style by beating the home team by 113 runs, but South Africa won the second Test courtesy of Dean Elgar's brilliant knock to level the series.

While the crucial third Test was also an evenly-matched contest, India got out for 223, and in-reply Indian bowler also did extremely well to restrict South Africa to bowl them out for 210 and take a 13-run lead.

It was the stage for the visiting batters to rise to the occasion and deliver at the time when India needed it the most. But all the batters miserably failed except for Rishabh Pant who scored a sensational and courageous 100 run not-out knock to help India give South Africa a respectable 212-run target. 

But, when the Proteas began their crucial and series-defining 212-run chase against a good Indian pace attack, they always looked in control as they were 101-2 at the close of Day three. 

They started the third day as well in a comfortable losing only wicket as they romped to the historic seven-wicket, and win the series as well.

Meanwhile, fans on Twitter continue to laud South Africa who defied all the odds and outclassed the favourite Indian side to clinch the series.

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