Rabada: “It was a bit up and down. The key on that was to bowl in the right areas, hit a good length and you will get your rewards. Everyone in the team managed all the bowlers well, we knew that it would be tough as Abbott was struggling with a hammy, but credit to him for coming out and bowling with half-a-hammy. Great to play with a quality cricket team – it’s what I always wanted to do.”
Captain Abdevilliers become the captain who falls in Duck in his first three innings.
AB de Villiers: “Thought the boys were very fired up for this Test match. It’s been a while since we won a Test match and we will enjoy the celebrations after this now. Very excited about some of the guys. Kagiso taking 13 wickets in a match, doesn’t come every day. And Temba who has been consistent throughout the series. To win against a solid England side 0-2 down showed a lot of character and we can build on that in the future. Taking seven wickets so quickly today wasn’t on my mind when I was in bed last night. I was prepared to go till 5:30 today. I have really enjoyed it (on captaincy) and it’s been a good space to be in and looking forward to the future with a few young guys coming in. It’s a bit of a rebuilding phase for us. We have lost quite a few players in the last few years. There is a bright future with the guys showing character. Looking forward to the challenges that is going to come our way.”