Cape Town - Cricket South Africa has congratulated the Proteas on clinching their one-day series against Australia at Hobart today with a conclusive victory by 40 runs in the final match.
“Congratulations to our captain, Faf du Plessis, our head coach, Ottis Gibson and all the players and support staff for a magnificent achievement,” commented CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.
“As Australian legend, Adam Gilchrist, mentioned in his television commentary, this was a clutch match with the outcome of the series at stake.
“This comprehensive victory has underlined their ability to perform when the pressure is at its greatest and shows that our Vision 2019 strategy is well on track for next year’s ICC Men’s World Cup. We are getting a very nice blend between the experience provided by Faf du Plessis himself, David Miller and Dale Steyn among others and our young brigade headed by the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Aiden Markram.
“The way the players took the match by the scruff of the neck after the loss of three early wickets says a lot about the spirit and culture of our boys.
“It was a very appropriate way to bring up our 600th ODI.
“Both teams deserve credit for the way the series, which has been highly competitive, has gone but has been played within the best spirit and traditions of the game,” concluded Moroe.