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15 Mar 2021
7:00 am

What men can learn from women’s Proteas’ weekend triumph


Our male players, and their coaches, perhaps need to swallow their pride and look closely at why the women triumphed.

Lara Goodall was one of the heroes of the Proteas women's team as they beat India and clinched the series on Sunday. Picture: Darren Stewart/Gallo Images

Writer and cricket enthusiast Darrel Bristow-Bovey was spot on yesterday when he tweeted that, beating India in the third One Day International, the South African women’s Proteas team gave their male counterparts a masterclass in how to chase down a daunting target. He wrote: “Playing spin in India, chasing a big total, alternating between patience and acceleration – can we please have the Proteas women sharing what they know with the men, please.” The match – which saw the women Proteas take a 3-1 lead in the five-match series – was confirmation, if such was ever needed, that cricket at...