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Cricket South Africa congratulates Proteas on series win

 Agencies |  2016-11-16 23:30:47.0  |  Johannesburg

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated the Proteas on their emphatic Test series victory over Australia following their 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," said 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. Lorgat also lauded stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis and head coach Russell Domingo. 

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