Given the eventual series scoreline, it’s not surprising that most of the players underperformed. But two newbies impressed.
The national skipper will use his off-time to gain some clarity over his own future too.
England wrap up a 3-1 series win.
The national skipper has cut a bit of a glum figure, but coach Mark Boucher and his teammates warn they and him are ready to fight.
But with cracks appearing in the Wanderers surface, South Africa face a near impossible task.
It was not what the exciting new quick deserved on a day of personal triumph, where he took his first Test five-for.

Twitter reacts to a stinker of a day for flustered Faf

Everything that could’ve gone wrong for the Proteas skipper, did…

Lion-hearted Nortje halts England’s progress

The Proteas quick does his best to keep his side in the game.

Crawley hits maiden fifty as honours stay even at Wanderers

The Proteas fought back well after a flat start.

Proteas chop and change as they aim to block out the noise

Temba Bavuma returns as Faf du Plessis admits an under-pressure batting order is becoming confused by all the external advice on how they should play.

Quinny can be groomed into ‘outstanding leader’, says Biff

CSA’s acting director of cricket also wants the job on a permanent basis.

Rabada saga: Bacher questions role of match referees

SA’s former cricket boss believes the men that have handed the Proteas’ bowling kingpin his ban might be ‘overreacting’.

Faf still has ODI future and Rabada is being rested, says selection chief

Linda Zondi and co are merely casting the net wider in a short series against the world champion English.

Who are the five new caps in the Proteas ODI squad?

You can expect most of them to initially play fringe roles, with the exception of Lutho Sipamla and Kyle Verreynne perhaps.

No Faf in ODIs as Quinton de Kock takes over reins

The mercurial wicketkeeper-batsman has previously been identified as a future leader at national level.

WATCH: Cheeky Rabada’s prank on Elgar’s ‘nether regions’!

As one social media user commented: ‘What’s the golden rule? Always protect your golden tool!”

Rabada: This can’t keep happening

The Proteas bowling kingpin promises to work on his on-field emotions, which has led to his suspension for the final Test against England.

Confidence-starved Proteas batters will need to learn to bake a cake

While they don’t necessarily have to follow England’s template, something drastic has to change to arrest their Test slump.

Faf won’t ditch Proteas captaincy just because of ‘pressure’

South Africa’s heavy defeat to England in PE has led to renewed speculation over his future. But he’s still committed for now.

Proteas slump to heavy defeat despite Maharaj heroics

The left-arm spinner puts the specialist batters to shame as he holds up England’s victory drive.




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