South Africa won the historic first ever four-day Day-night Test on the second day of the Test, but at the cost of Quinton de Kock. Morne Morkel picked up a five-wicket haul in the first innings, while Keshav Maharaj picked up a five-wicket haul in the second innings to help win the match for South Africa.
However, a big sign of worry for the South African team is the availability of their wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock who suffered a hamstring injury in the one-off Test in Port Elizabeth. De Kock has been in an exceptional form both with the bat and gloves but is doubtful for the first Test against team India scheduled to begin from 5th January.
South Africa’s next assignment is against the World number one Test side India, and they will be hoping that the wicket-keeper batsman gets fit before the tour begins. Fast bowler Dale Steyn and their captain Faf Du Plessis also missed the one-off Test against Zimbabwe, and the team management will be hoping for their quick recovery.
However, the good news for the South African management is the availability of AB De Villiers who played a Test after 23 months and kept wickets for the team as De Kock did not take the field after pulling his hamstring while running between the wickets.