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Twitter Reactions: Sublime knocks from de Kock, du Plessis and Dussen aid the Proteas take the series 3-2

Twitterati was happy to see the Proteas win the series.

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South Africa. (Photo by Thinus Maritz/Gallo Images/Gallo Images)

In the series decider against Pakistan, South Africa comfortably cruised past the visitors to register a 7-wicket win. Quinton de Kock looked to be in fabulous touch and played some great cricket. Unbeaten half-centuries from Faf du Plessis and Rassie van Dussen helped South Africa get past the winning line.

Despite the series loss, Pakistan will take a lot of pride in their performance. After being overhauled in the Tests 3-0, they’ve competed well throughout. As far as the Proteas are concerned, Rassie van der Dussen is their biggest takeaway from this series. He has shown what a brilliant talent he is and pretty much sealed his spot for the World Cup. Dussen scored 241 runs in 4 innings at an average of 120.50 right in his debut series.

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Fakhar Zaman gets some runs under his belt at last

South Africa was lucky to win the toss here at Newlands and had no hesitation to bowl first. Dale Steyn cleared up the dangerous Imam-ul-Haq first up and put South Africa on top. Kagiso Rabada also did extremely well and induced Fakhar Zaman into a drive. Thus, he managed to find the edge only to be dropped by Hashim Amla at the slips. Zaman made the most of the reprieve and played a good knock.

With little support from Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez, he went on to register a half-century and got out after he scored 70 off 73 balls. Skipper Shoaib Malik was run out due to a comedy of errors as he attempted the second run. It was Amla, yet again, who dropped a relatively tougher catch of Imad Wasim this time around. Wasim made the most of the opportunity and provided Pakistan with the final flourish. He scored 47 off 31 balls as the side finished with 240/8 after 50 overs.

Quinton de Kock was a treat to watch

As it usually does, the wicket played much better in the second innings. Amla was dismissed early for just 14 runs by Shaheen Afridi. Quinton de Kock too was dismissed when he was on 12, but it was a no-ball. He made the most of his luck with a rollicking 58-ball 83. He played good shots on either side of the wicket and hit 11 fours and 3 sixes in his innings. Reeza Hendricks assisted him well with 33-ball 34 as they got closer to the target.

It was Faf du Plessis and van der Dussen who hit the final nail in the coffin with some cautious cricket. Both of them remained unbeaten on 50 as the Proteas registered a 7-wicket win. South Africa took only 40 overs to chase the target down.

Twitterati was happy to see the Proteas win the series. They enjoyed the batting from de Kock as well as Faf and Rassie. The Pakistan fans seemed to be glad that Fakhar Zaman finally got amongst the runs. For his 271 runs in 5 innings at an average of 54.20, Imam-ul-Haq was the Player of the Series.

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