Praise for Proteas after first ODI series win in Sri Lanka

2014-07-12 15:52

Cricket SA (CSA) congratulated the Proteas on their first-ever One Day International series triumph in Sri Lanka.

“This is a highly impressive performance as I believe our team is still developing under Russell [Domingo] and AB [de Villiers] in this World Cup year,” said CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat today.

“Building on their home series win over world champions India last season and now beating a top team like Sri Lanka in their home conditions is significant progress.

“It is a huge improvement from last year’s series defeat in Sri Lanka, when we were simply outplayed and it shows just how much the Proteas have advanced.

“Our coach, Russell Domingo, and the team have now banked away series wins over Sri Lanka in both the ODI and T20 formats, and that is no easy feat.

“Full praise is due to the players and the support staff. We can now look forward to the Test series with confidence and the opportunity to regain the number one Test ranking,” Lorgat said.

Scores: SA 339-5 in 50 overs (Q de Kock 128, AB de Villiers 108) v Sri Lanka 257 in 44.3 overs (A Mathews 58; R McLaren 3-37)

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