Contrary to many people’s expectations, South Africa have roared their way back in the four-match Test series against England, having beaten the hosts by a huge margin of 340 runs. South Africa’s win in Trent Bridge has levelled the series at 1-1, and the meek surrender of England’s batsmen in the Test has caught everyone by surpise.
Here’s how current and former cricketers reacted on Twitter after a series-levelling win by the rainbow nation.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) July 17, 2017
— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) July 17, 2017
Brilliant from the South Africans, deserve all the praise for the way they played in this test! #ENGvRSA now for our ladies tomorrow.
— Graeme Smith (@GraemeSmith49) July 17, 2017
Goodness me! ENG win last week & they're the greatest. Lose this weak & they're hopeless!
If you're going to lose, lose properly! 😉
— KP (@KP24) July 17, 2017
Outplayed. Outclassed. South Africa surely knows how to win away from home...hoping for a cracking third Test. #ENGvSA
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 17, 2017
Wow... that all happened pretty quickly!! Credit to South Africa!! #EngvSA 😳😳
— James Taylor (@jamestaylor20) July 17, 2017
This is absolutely terrible ....... Far too much talent in this team to play like this ........
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 17, 2017
@OfficialCSA absolutely brilliant the last 4 days.In this game I've learnt that you just never write indiv's/teams off.U will eat humblepie.
— Ashwell Prince (@ashyp_5) July 17, 2017
Well played South Africa ! Im sure @englandcricket will cop some stick from the usual suspects , have faith out there it's a great team 🙏🏻
— andrew flintoff (@flintoff11) July 17, 2017