Faf du Plessis hits maiden century of SA20, lights up Wanderers


JOHANNESBURG: Joburg Tremendous Kings captain and former South Africa white-ball skipper Faf du Plessis entered the document books when he struck the maiden century of the inaugural season of SA20, the six-team franchise T20 League working below the auspices of Cricket South Africa.

It was a scintillating innings that lasted solely 58 balls however yielded 113 electrifying runs on the Wanderers on Tuesday night. It included eight boundaries and eight sixes.

Du Plessis was the star of the Bullring as he tore into Durban’s Tremendous Kings bowling assault.

Du Plessis had Reeza Hendricks as firm for almost all of the innings with the opening pair placing on 157 for the primary wicket. Hendricks was very a lot a supporting act although with the Proteas opener compiling 45 off 46 balls.

The partnership was the proper platform for the Tremendous Kings to chase down the Tremendous Giants’ 178/6 with Du Plessis placing the profitable runs with 5 balls remaining. The eight-wicket victory reignited the Tremendous Kings SA20 marketing campaign as they leapfrogged MI Cape City into fourth place.

Sadly for the Tremendous Giants, their possibilities of qualifying for the playoffs are actually slim as they continue to be on the foot of the desk. Quinton de Kock’s staff had given themselves hope by way of Heinrich Klaasen’s 65 off 48 balls and a pair of 28s from West Indian duo Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder on the high and backside finish of the innings.

Maheesh Theekshana (3-30) and Gerald Coetzee (3-21) ensured the Tremendous Giants didn’t run away completely. Nonetheless, the hundreds that streamed into the Wanderers would as soon as once more bear in mind this particular night because the night time Du Plessis struck the primary century of the SA20.

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