‘Forward and up,’ says CSA after Proteas backlash in New Zealand



Cricket South Africa (CSA) congratulated the Proteas on their “steadfastness and fighting spirit” in beating New Zealand in the second Test in Christchurch on Tuesday to improve the two-game streak.

The Proteas won by 198 runs on day five after losing the first Test at Hagley Oval by an innings and 276 runs.

It was a remarkable turnaround by Dean Elgar’s men, who received high praise from former players for their efforts.

Due to the equated series, South Africa has still not lost a series to the Black Caps.

“The Proteas have shown fortitude and the fighting spirit known to summon them in the face of adversity. Coming from behind to win against the defending world champions is an unparalleled agility and an achievement to be proud of,” said Pholetsi Moseki, CSA Acting Chief Executive Officer.

“From here and up and we look forward to seeing them dominate as they host Bangladesh in less than a month.”

CSA Board Chairman Lawson Naidoo also praised the team’s efforts.

“South Africans are generally known for their resilience and resilience and Dean led the team from the front with his strong message to bat first after winning the toss.

“These are achievements that show the country that they are truly led and we, as CSA, are incredibly proud of the team’s performance, under very difficult circumstances.

“Huge congratulations go to Dean, the team management and the Proteas players for the incredible comeback they have made in Christchurch.”

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