Great victory

2009-01-28 00:00

Cricketing purists were delighted when South Africa won the series of five-day Test matches against Australia: beating that once-invincible team at the classic game and on home soil was a great achievement and broke a 16-year drought for the Proteas. Now the one-day side has taken the limited-over series — a very different style of game — away from the Australians as well. What’s special about our national team is the predominance in it of lively young players, eager to sparkle and unintimidated as some older ones may still be by the ruthless past image of the Aussies. It is a great achievement.

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