South Africa have managed to win yet another test series. They have thrashed Pakistan 3-0 at home. With this result, the South Africans have jumped up to 2nd place in the ICC rankings.So here are the top three things that we learned from South Africa’s series win against Pakistan:
1) Diligent Duanne
The biggest surprise of the series was the sensational performance of Duanne Olivier. He managed to grab crucial wickets at regular intervals. He ended up with 24 wickets in the series and seldom has a bowler dominated a 3-test series so much! He has been developing very well and South Africa will be really happy!
2) Sensational Steyn
The return of Dale Steyn has been sensational. The fast bowler impressed throughout the series and managed to pick up some crucial wickets. He is already among the top 10 wicket takers in the history of test cricket and it looks like he is going to get better. He is still a major threat for batting line ups around the world and it would be risky to write him off too soon!
3) Sorry Sarfraz
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed had a really poor tour. He was out for low scores too often and failed to impress with his captaincy as well. Even his team selections were not the best and this cost Pakistan big time. He was already under pressure coming in to this series and the questions are bound to be asked again.
To sum up, it has been a great series for South Africans. Pakistan have yet again underperformed away from home and need to look at their batting!