Team India won the first Test at Centurion on Thursday. With this, India is on its course to achieve the first series win in the Rainbow Nation. On that note, in this article, we take a look at how Dale Steyn reacted after India wins the first Test against South Africa.
India wins the first Test against South Africa
Considering the way that Team India has played in recent months, it was expected that they would dominate the Proteas. However, South Africa does have a few good players and hence, the game was always in the balance.
India, started off well, from Day 1. KL Rahul‘s century helped India post a convincing total in the first innings. Then, it was the combined effort of the bowlers to take 20 wickets in the game. Although there was a glimmer of hope for the South African Team on Day 5, the likes of Jasprit Bumrah took important scalps to help India win the game by 113 runs.
Dale Steyn reacts
In the history of India vs South Africa in the Rainbow Nation, Dale Steyn has been a thorn in India’s progress. However, even he was left impressed after India won the first encounter. Here is what he said about the victory:
Well done India
Over the last few tours to SA they’ve been more and more impressive.
Winning away from home is what makes a world class team, that’s what they currently doing. Congratulations— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) December 30, 2021Advertisement
Team India has taken a huge stride when it comes to winning Tests in SENA Nations. A few years ago, winning Tests abroad was a rarity. However, in 2021 alone, India has managed to win games in tough venues such as the Lord’s, Gabba and Centurion. The credit must go to the bowlers but the batsmen have also improved playing the moving ball. The management and the captain also deserve due appreciation for the success.