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Proteas emphatic win

South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis (R) congratulates captain A B deVilliers (L) on reaching a century during the match between Australia and South Africa in the one day international tri-series which includes Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, August 27, 2014. AFP Photo/ Jekesai Njikizana.

 

The Proteas’ near perfect run-chase in the Triangular Series One-Day International (ODI) match against Australia at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday will leave a sweet taste of satisfaction for the squad.

 

Proteas captain, AB de Villiers, led from the front with his 18th ODI century, and believes the squad is slowly starting to build solid momentum in the 50-over format.

 

“It’s great confidence for us moving forward,” De Villiers said of the win.

 

“We haven’t chased very well in the past and for us to cross the line like that means a lot to all of us.

 

“It’s a great boost of confidence for all of us.

 

“There is no doubt that we have what it takes,” he said of his team’s World Cup prospects.

 

“We are a long way away from the finished product but we are moving in the right direction.

 

“It’s important for us to stay in the now; we have a big game coming up against Zimbabwe in two days so our focus is on that.”

 

Faf du Plessis ended his ODI hundred drought after 50 International matches, and has been reliable and effective in his new role at number three.

 

“I’m extremely proud and happy for him,” De Villiers said of Du Plessis’ maiden ODI hundred.

 

Article and image source: Sport24