CSA pleased with series win, De Kock record

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Cricket South Africa congratulated the Proteas on their ODI series victory over Zimbabwe after they won the second match at the Queen¿s Ground in Bulawayo by 61 runs to go 2-0 up in the series.

Cricket South Africa congratulated the Proteas on their ODI series victory over Zimbabwe after they won the second match at the Queen's Ground in Bulawayo by 61 runs to go 2-0 up in the series.

The final match takes place on Thursday. CSA were also impressed with young batsman Quinton de Kock, who equalled the record for fewest ODIs to reach 1000 runs. He was level with Sir Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott, with 21 caps.

CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat said: "This was an expected series win and continues the momentum the Proteas have been enjoying this year.

"They have now won four of their last five ODI matches, all away from home, and they will face a sterner test in the triangular series that follows next week.

"This series has been timely as it has given our selectors the chance to look at some other players on the periphery of the squad. It has been worthwhile in observing the way they have slotted into the Proteas environment.

"I would like to single out and congratulate Quinton de Kock who today equalled the world record of taking the fewest number of innings to reach 1 000 ODI runs."

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