CSA congratulates Proteas on ODI Series win

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 04: Andile Phehlukwayo of the proteas celebrates the wicket of Dinesh Chandimal of Sri Lanka with Hashim Amla of the Proteas during the 4th One Day International match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on February 04, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - FEBRUARY 04: Andile Phehlukwayo of the proteas celebrates the wicket of Dinesh Chandimal of Sri Lanka with Hashim Amla of the Proteas during the 4th One Day International match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on February 04, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) has congratulated the Standard Bank Proteas on taking a 3-0 winning lead over Sri Lanka in the five-match Momentum ODI series. The Proteas won their third match in a row when they won the Pink Day ODI at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium by 7 wickets yesterday.

It also represents the 12th consecutive ODI the Proteas have won on home soil following their 3-2 come from behind series win against England, their one-off victory over Ireland and their 5-0 whitewash of Australia.

“Congratulations to our Proteas on another convincing victory,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. “The winning run over the past eight months has been very impressive and augurs well as the team looks ahead to some tough away from home encounters.

“Our leadership team headed by coach Russell Domingo, captain AB de Villiers and stand-in captain Faf du Plessis deserve full credit as do every other member of our playing squad and management team.

“Congratulations also to Faf for reaching 100 ODI caps and it would have been special to achieve this milestone in front of a full house at the Wanderers.

“Compliments are also due to our fans, our sponsors, our host broadcasters SuperSport, the Gauteng Cricket Board as host and all the people who have worked tirelessly to make Pink Day such an overwhelming success year after year.

“With Pink Day now in its fifth year, it is clearly one of our special occasions and we are proud to be involved in such a worthwhile project,” concluded Mr. Lorgat.