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protea

any shrub or small tree of the genus Protea, of tropical and southern Africa, having flowers with coloured bracts arranged in showy heads: family Proteaceae

protea

of South Africa. [Flower Symbolism: WB, 7: 264]
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Proteas need excellent drainage, or they quickly succumb to root rot.
"On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Russell Domingo for his positive contributions during his time with the Proteas and I am delighted he will remain in our setup as head coach of the South Africa A side.
I knew if I got in I had a chance." Smith, leading the Proteas for a record 54th time, completed his 14th Test century and also brought up his 5000th run in the longer form of the game.
Gibson , will not start his coaching gig with the Proteas until the end of the Third Test against West Indies, which starts on September 7.
Gayle opted not to enforce the follow-on - and his decision could be costly with the Proteas back in the match.
Domingo has been in the role since May 2013 and his contract expired with the recently concluded Test tour of England which the Proteas lost 1-3.
Prince's majestic 115 included 16 fours and a six, while wicketkeeper-batsman Boucher added 102 as the Proteas established a first-innings lead of 107 heading into the third day.
While he returned to limited-overs cricket for the Proteas in February, he opted out of the Test series in New Zealand in March - an absence he has since extended to the four-Test tour of England and the succeeding two Tests against Bangladesh.
Leading Proteas batsmen like Hashim Amla (246 runs at 35.14) and Temba Bavuma (245 at 35.00) have not been able to contribute as much as expected whereas Quinton de Kock (184 at 26.28) and du Plessis (110 at 22) have been below their best.
The Proteas will play three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two Tests, with the first ODI starting in Colombo on Sunday.
The total was the Proteas' lowest against Sri Lanka, with Fernando taking four for 48 and Murali four for 41.
The Proteas are in Dhaka, and will wait on the results of the final round of matches to see which team they play in the semi-finals.