Proteas Win by One Wicket, Fans Compare to Springboks
The South African cricket team survived a late scare to beat Pakistan by one wicket in their sixth ICC Cricket World Cup match on Friday.
Fans Compare Proteas to Springboks
After the win, many South African sports fans took to social media to highlight the similarities between Proteas and the Springboks’ latest wins.
In their last two knockout matches, the Boks defeated both France and England by a single point.
Proteas Survive to Tell the Tale
The South African cricket team didn’t want their fellow countrymen to outshine them and produced a tense finish against Pakistan, winning by just one wicket with 16 balls remaining.
Proteas Within Touching Distance of Reaching World Cup
With the Boks already in the Rugby World Cup final and set to play the All Blacks on Saturday, the men’s cricket team are within touching distance of reaching the ICC Cricket World Cup.
Fans React on Social Media
“We have the Springboks winning by 1 point on the other hand the Proteas are winning by 1 wicket.
Sport is going to kill us one day,” @Bhere18_b wrote on C, formerly Twitter.
“The proteas winning by one wicket..Springboks by one point??” @lovelybokkie tweeted.
“We shall beat you by one run, one wicket or one point.” – A Springboks & Protea proverb, tweeted JesseFJacobs.
“Boks win two games by one point so the Proteas decided to follow suit and win their match by one wicket! It’s a conspiracy I tell you, a conspiracy!” tweeted @FerrettGee
The South African cricket team’s victory over Pakistan was a tense and exciting affair, and many fans were quick to compare it to the Springboks’ recent wins by a single point.
It is a testament to the quality of South African sport that both teams are capable of producing such thrilling performances.