South Africa vs India: Fans Elated As Proteas Pick Up Impressive Newlands Victory to Clinch Series

South Africa vs India: Fans Elated As Proteas Pick Up Impressive Newlands Victory to Clinch Series

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
  • South Africa beat India to win the 3rd test match at Newlands, Cape Town and win the Betway Series
  • The Proteas picked up an impressive win as they beat India by 7 wickets in the 3rd and final test match
  • Fans took to social media to celebrate a famous South African victory and give the Proteas the series victory

South Africans are on a high after the Proteas pulled off a brilliant comeback to win the test match at Newlands against Indian and claim the series as well.

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South Africa beat India on day four to claim the series victory. Image: Rodger Bosch
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South Africa beat India by seven wickets on day four of the final test to conclude an impressive series.

Keegan Petersen was also praised for his performance in the second innings as he scored 82 to give South Africa a great platform to build on, Sport24 reported.

Petersen was named the man of the match and man of the series for his batting performances as he finished the series as the leading run-scorer.

After the first test match which India won, many had already written the Proteas off. They also doubted whether the new players would be able to put their hands up and show their worth.

But following the series win, fans took to social media to congratulate the team on their performances and commend some of the individuals who led the charge during the series.

Cricket South Africa took to their Twitter to announce that South Africa had won and fans heaped on the praise.


"Big congratulations. Never been prouder. Elgar, Peterson, Bavuma, Jansen, Rabada, Ngidi all excellent this series. Everyone wrote us off but we delivered big. One of the best series wins we’ve had considering all circumstances"


"Congratulations South Africa. Very well played. Deserved to win. South African cricket is coming back on track. #SAvIND"


"We may be so-called chokers where international trophies are concerned, but never write us off when it comes to Test cricket. #ProteaFire"


"Brilliant. Our batting in the 2nd innings of both these last two matches were brilliant. I wish our 1st innings batting would go like this too. Petersen, Jansen, Elgar to an extent and Temba the standouts of the series. All we needed was a Petersen 100. #SSCRICKET #SAvIND"


"The Proteas gave India false hope by losing the 1st match. Kanti its a trap and they fell for it"

South Africa vs India: Test match evenly poised as Jasprit Bumrah and Keegan Petersen give their teams hope

South Africa and India go into day three of the final test both with a chance of securing a test series victory. India ended day two on 57/2, leading South Africa by 70 runs with Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara both still at the crease, Sports Brief reported.

Earlier in the day, Keegan Peterson led the South African chase of India's first innings total, as he scored an impressive 72. He was eventually dismissed by the dangerous Jasprit Bumrah, Sport24 reported.

Bumrah took 5/42 as he helped halt South Africa's charge. The Proteas were dismissed for 210, 13 runs behind India. South Africa go into the third day hoping to skittle India out quite cheaply and then chase it down to win the match and the series, CricInfo confirmed.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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