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Elgar delighted with Test side’s rapid improvement

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Elgar delighted with Test side’s rapid improvement

The Proteas have won five out of seven Test matches played over the summer

Nick Said

SA Test captain Dean Elgar believes his team have improved beyond most expectations after they completed a comfortable 2-0 home series win over Bangladesh that was played without six of their first team regulars.

The side recently beat India 2-1 at home and also played to a 1-1 draw in New Zealand to record five wins from seven matches over the season, five of which were played against the two teams that contested the Test World Championship final last year.

“Not a lot of people would have given us those kind of stats at the start of the season, but it is great to have the numbers on our side. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that went into this,” Elgar told reporters after SA’s 332-run win over Bangladesh at St George’s Park on Monday...

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