Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated the Proteas
Women's on their outstanding 3-0 series clean sweep of New
Zealand in the ICC Women's Championship competition.
The Proteas completed their historic victory by beating New
Zealand by a six wickets with 76 balls to spare at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday.
Proteas all-rounder Sune Luus led from the front as she became the first
player to take two six-wicket hauls in women's ODI cricket.
Luus' superb performance with the ball was followed by a
solid batting display by the top-order.
It was both their first series win in New Zealand and their
first series clean sweep against these opponents.
"Congratulations to our captain, Dane van Niekerk, head
coach Hilton Moreeng and all the players and support staff on this magnificent
achievement," commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Dr. Jacques Faul.
"This not only puts them in a very strong position to finish
in the top four in the Women's Championship and thus secure direct
qualification for the ICC Women's World Cup in 2021 but also will give them
great confidence and belief that they will do the nation proud in the ICC
Women's T20 World Cup in Australia next month.
"What has been particularly impressive is the fact that this
has been a real team effort with many different players contributing to their
"They are now up to third place on the Women's Championship
log and direct qualification remains very much in their own hands. It is also
highly encouraging that they have done well in New Zealand who are the host
country for the 2021 World Cup.
"We wish them everything of the best for their
T20 series against New Zealand before they head to Australia for the ICC
Women's T20 World Cup," concluded Faul.
- Cricket South Africa