Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated the Proteas on
their Test series victory over Australia following their huge victories by 177
runs in Perth and by an innings and 80 runs in Hobart.
“With such impressive and emphatic victories, there are no
words good enough to pay tribute to the team,” commented CSA chief executive,
Haroon Lorgat. “They had lost their captain, AB de Villiers, before the series
even started and then experienced another big blow when our attack leader, Dale
Steyn, was lost barely a day into the series.
“These were massive setbacks and Hobart was, in fact, the
first Test match in which we played without either AB or Dale in some 12 years.
The resilience, determination and sheer excellence of this squad is something
special and all the players, coaching staff and the rest of the team management
deserve warm congratulations.
“Faf du Plessis as our stand-in captain and our head coach,
Russell Domingo, deserve special mention. They have now led the Proteas to
seven successive victories over Australia across the Test and ODI formats and
that is an incredible achievement.
“We now wish them everything of the best for our historic
day/night Test match in Adelaide. A clean sweep over Australia in a Test series
in Australia would give this team a deserved special place in our history.
“We can certainly look forward to a triumphant homecoming
and then the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka,” concluded Lorgat.