England, struck with injury problems, have had their young players in Dominic Sibley, Ollie Pope and Dom Bess standing up, which was a real positive
"Jofra had good rhythm and bowled nice and quick today," said Thorpe, while speaking to TalkSPORT
De Kock will take charge of the Proteas captaincy ahead of the upcoming ODI series against England scheduled to commence on February 4.
"It's something that I didn't expect, whether it was the right thing to ban me or the wrong thing, the reality is that I am banned"
England's victory was built upon a mammoth first-innings total followed by a remarkable spell of bowling from Dom Bess
"There’s no escape. I’m the leader of the team. It (pressure) comes with the job description."
All four players were released from four-day franchise matches which started on Monday.
England were left stranded by the last-wicket 99-run stand between Keshav Maharaj (71) and Dane Paterson (39*)
Root snaffled four wickets to pile on the misery on the Proteas, who still require 188 runs to avoid a shambolic innings defeat.
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