Standard Bank Proteas Test captain Faf du Plessis has praised his side’s fighting spirit despite being thumped by 191 runs in the fourth Test against England and subsequently losing the series 3-1.
England captain Joe Root hailed the influence of “golden nugget” Ben Stokes, who put in a match-winning performance with bat, ball and in the field to seal the second test against South Africa by 189 runs at Newlands on Tuesday.
England captain Joe Root has set South Africa a target of 438 runs to win the second cricket test at Newlands in Cape Town and go two-nil up in the four-match series.
England made a confident start to their Cricket World Cup campaign as they crushed South Africa by 104 runs in the tournament opener at The Oval on Thursday.
England captain Joe Root took Virat Kohli’s “mic drop” gesture in good spirit and said the India skipper’s mocking imitation of him had added to the spectacle of test cricket.