Cricket South Africa (CSA) has congratulated the Momentum Proteas for winning their Women’s One-Day International Series against Pakistan on Tuesday, 26 January 2021.
South Africa completed a 3-0 series sweep when they won the final match by 32 runs, at the Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium in Durban.
Hilton Moreeng’s charges won the previous two games by three and 13 runs respectively – the second match of the contest being the first-ever Black Day outing theme that saw the hosts play in a black strip to raise awareness for the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in South Africa.
“I big message of congratulations to the Momentum Proteas for claiming an outstanding 3-0 series win,” stated CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith.
“Coming back to play competitive cricket after such a long time is never easy, but the players showed total professionalism and focus.
“The past year was not easy with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced many series to be postponed.
“Head coach Hilton Moreeng and his coaching staff kept the players well drilled through the various training camps they held. Their efforts have been well rewarded” – CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith
“It must also be noted that regular captain Dané van Niekerk could not play due to injury, but Suné (Luus) did an excellent job as stand-in skipper. Overall, the Momentum Proteas continue to show great progress. This was their sixth WODI win in a row and that in itself is a massive achievement.”
Head of Momentum Metropolitan Sponsorships and Events, Carel Bosman, added: “To the Momentum Proteas, congratulations on a great win. You stepped up and have been successful in your first series since the return of international cricket.
“From all of us at Momentum a warm congratulations, and we wish you all best for the next series and your build-up to hopefully a World Cup in 2022.”
Fixtures and Results:
29 Jan (15h30) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
31 Jan (15h30) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
3 Feb (15h30) – Momentum Proteas v Pakistan Women (Kingsmead)
Photo 1 Caption: The Momentum Proteas celebrate their 3-0 series win against Pakistan, on Tuesday, 26 January, 2021. Among a number of notable performances, series skipper captain Suné Luus (third from right, lower row) joined an elite club, becoming the 10th women to complete the double of 100 wickets and 1000 ODI runs. Photo: CSA
With editing by gsport