CSA elated with SL series win

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Hashim Amla (AFP)
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Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) have congratulated the Proteas on achieving their dual objective of winning the Test series in Sri Lanka and regaining the No. 1 ICC World Test ranking.

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In a statement released by CSA, chief executive Haroon Lorgat expressed his delight.

"The performances of our players in Sri Lanka over the last month has left us breathless at times and have also produced moments of awe, pride and great excitement," said Lorgat.

The Proteas return home on Tuesday afternoon, after after becoming the first South African team to win both an ODI and Test series in Sri Lanka.

"This is the first South African squad to triumph in both the ODI and Test Series in Sri Lanka and the last time we achieved this on the sub-continent was in Pakistan back in 2007," added Lorgat.
 
"It took great courage and tenacity to support the talents of our world-class players to achieve these series wins.

"They have now set the bar high for the 2014/15 season which reaches a climax with the ICC World Cup in Australasia in February and March.
 
"It is hard to find the right words to congratulate our new leadership team of Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers and Russell Domingo.

"Hashim has made a wonderful start to his reign as captain of the Test squad from every possible point of view whether you look at his personal contributions with the bat or his calm presence that he brings to the team or his inspiring leadership and tactical acumen that was evident in his declarations in the first Test match.
 
"There will always be stand-out individuals in any match but this was truly a team effort in getting us across the line in a tense finish and, on behalf of CSA and our loyal fans, I extend warm congratulations to all the players and team management."
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