South Africa captain Dean Elgar said the joy of this victory will continue for days to come. He praised his team for making a wonderful comeback after losing the first test match.
He said: “Very excited, I think I will be engrossed in this for a day or two. I am very proud of this team. The players have made a great comeback. Even after losing the first game, we were hopeful that we could win the Al series. Praising our bowlers, Elgar said: “The way our bowling unit has performed throughout the series is fantastic. It’s a young and talented group.”
Keegan Peterson’s role was important in this victory for South Africa. He laid a solid foundation with an 82-run position on day three with a 78-run partnership with skipper Dean Elgar (30) and then added 52 runs with Rossi van der Dussen (41 not out) on the morning of day four. .round
Player of the match and player of the tournament Keegan Pietersen said time on the wicket was necessary in these circumstances. He said: “Playing a test match is not easy. Challenging pitch, I had to deal with changing conditions. We have always had to deal with a high quality bowling attack. It was important to spend time on the field while batting. The longer I bat It’s as easy as it sounds. I’ve enjoyed every moment of it.”
In the decider of the three-match test series, India had set themselves a target of 212 runs against South Africa, which they easily achieved by losing just three wickets on day four. With this, the host team won the three-match test series 2-1.