JOHANNESBURG, April 9: South Africa�s ODI series victory over Australia was the �light at the end of the tunnel� for Team Director Mark Boucher, who remains optimistic about rebuilding a strong Proteas side despite a tough summer.
The former wicketkeeper-batsman took over in mid-December ahead of the England tour which saw South Africa lose a Test and T20 series while drawing a rain-affected ODI series. The Proteas then suffered a home T20 series defeat to Australia before a young Quinton de-Kock-led side registered a 3-0 win over Aaron Finch�s men in the ODIs.
�If I look back over the summer and reflect on the team�s performances and progress, especially against England and Australia, I think it was quite disappointing to be honest,� Boucher told Cricket South Africa. �Especially against England, we didn�t perform like we wanted to perform. In saying that I think we, as a new coaching staff, asked some questions and I think we got some answers. Some were good and some were bad.� � PTI