IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As South Africa Secure Series With A 7-Wicket Victory In Cape Town
IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As South Africa Secure Series With A 7-Wicket Victory In Cape Town

Hosts South Africa completed the comeback against favorites, India, as they won the third and final Test in Cape Town by wickets to secure the series 2-1.

Having lost the first Test, the onus was on the Proteas to turn their fortunes around. They pulled off an excellent run chase in Johannesburg to level the series before masterminding another chase to hand Virat Kohli and co. a series defeat in a long time.

After conceding a 13-run lead in the first innings, the South African pace attack brought their side into the game despite a Rishabh Pant century. The wicket-keeper became the first Indian on Proteas shores to score a hundred in the process.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Credits: Twitter

Chasing a target of 212 on a decent batting surface would have been tough if not for the rise of Keegan Petersen. The youngster made the most of his luck and smashed a 113-ball 82 that completely deflated the Indian team.

By the time he was dismissed, he had already brought the home side to the brink of victory. It was a mere formality from thereon and the hosts pocketed valuable World Test Championship (WTC) points in the 2021-23 table.

Jasprit Bumrah prepares to let it fly, South Africa vs India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 12, 2022 © AFP/Getty Images
Jasprit Bumrah prepares to let it fly, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 12, 2022, © AFP/Getty Images

Once again it was the batting that let the visitors down. Their middle order has been extremely poor but this loss could well prove to have a silver lining. The team might finally make the changes it needs and pushes out the underperforming seniors in Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to South Africa’s comeback:

 

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