It wasn’t expected that the three test series that started on Boxing Day would go on the protea path, as India was well above South Africa in 6th place and ranked 1st on the test side.
After all, visitors claimed a comfortable victory in the opening test, and Virat Kohli’s team dominated most of the match and seemed to be a very good team.
In the aftermath of that defeat, Protea’s main player Quinton de Kock made a shocking announcement that he would soon retire under the influence of test cricket, which was expected to further demoralize the home team.
Instead, Protea showed a huge fighting spirit led by Dean Elgar, winning his first victory over India in the Wanderers in the second test.
After that, they were nervous and chased after two tricky innings, boosting it by defeating India with seven wickets and winning the famous 2-1. Series victory It will start on Friday.
Protea left the coach silent
After the match, Mark Boucher said he was almost speechless, but praised the team’s performance.
“Many people, including the media, canceled us after the first day of the first test,” the coach said.
“To come back after a bad loss of the first day, take part in the first test and win the second and third tests … This Indian team is probably the best cricket team in the world at the moment.
“This is something our boys don’t take for granted … the whole test series was a fierce battle and a good cricket.
“Surely there must be one of the best test series to play in South Africa.”
Series victory over India, the best ever
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