How much fun was that!. There were moments when the Proteas looked like they could pull it off. Faf and Quintie lost the plot, but the rest of the batsmen were dogged.
Outrageous field settings.....batsmen ignoring runs to cover specific bowlers....great bowling on a flat pitch by Stokes .....wonderful catches....stupid reviews. This game made the case for traditional test cricket in a way words can't.
A word about de Kock. He was heavily criticized by the commentators for a silly shot. But that's who he is....the modern day Roy Mclean.....effortless when he is scororing, but a bit of a buffoon when he gives his wicket away. We should be content with what we get....this wasn't his kind of rodeo.
But I'll remember this test for those field settings. Eight fielders within 5 metres of the bat......great stuff. And we are still playing cricket at Newlands, something to savour.