Faf Du Plessis

  • De Villiers, Du Plessis power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over Australia 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    Harare: AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit centuries in a 206-run partnership as South Africa chased down a formidable 327 to beat Australia by seven wickets on Wednesday. Captain De Villiers was 136 not out to see South Africa to 328-3 and home with 20 balls to spare, a...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 to win ODI series 6 days ago

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • South Africa in control of Harare Test as Zimbabwe concede 141-run lead August 11, 2014

    Harare: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their second innings after posting 256 in the first, and were facing an...
  • South Africa make slow progress against Zimbabwe on Day 2 August 10, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar made half-centuries on Sunday as top-ranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club. Du Plessis was 69 not out and opener Elgar earlier made 61 to take South Africa to 201 for 4 by stumps on the...
  • IPL 7: Chennai thrash Bangalore to end three-match losing streak May 24, 2014

    Faf du Plessis scored a fifty and had a 75-run partnership with MS Dhoni (49*) to take Chennai Super Kings to an eight-wicket win over hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore, which boosted CSK's hopes of finishing second on the table. Chasing a modest target of 154 set by RCB, largely due to...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Bangalore, IPL 7, Match 53 May 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Their playoff hopes over after defeat at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, a shattered Royal Challengers Bangalore will play for pride against a slightly shaky Chennai Super Kings in their last league encounter of IPL 7. The 30-run defeat against...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Mumbai, IPL 7, Match 13 April 25, 2014

    Mumbai Indians haven't got on the points table yet in IPL 7, having been blanked in both their matches so far; and their task isn't going to get any easier as they face a peaking Chennai Super Kings. Mumbai's batting is more to blame for their disastrous start as they have...
  • World T20: India blow away South Africa in semi-final April 5, 2014

    Led by Virat Kohli's knock of 72, India chased down South Africa's total of 172 with ease to enter World T20 final. ...
  • India favourites against Sri Lanka in World T20 final: Srikkanth April 5, 2014

    India are now on the cusp of lifting the World Twenty20 title when they meet Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday. ...
  • Virat Kohli gratefully accepts gift from skipper Dhoni April 5, 2014

    When Virat Kohli accepted the man of the match award on Friday, it was the second gift he had received in quick succession. With the scores level in the World Twenty20 semi-final against South Africa, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have asked for a more innocuous delivery as...
  • WT20 semi-final: India on a roll but South Africa a tough nut April 4, 2014

    After rain played spoilsport in the first semi-final of the ICC World Twenty20 2014 and threatening to ruin the second where India take on South Africa on Friday, the weathermen in Mirpur have forecast another strong thunderstorm in the evening on April 4. But India, who have been on a...
  • India favourites, South Africa underdogs: Faf du Plessis on WT20 semis April 3, 2014

    Mirpur: South African skipper Faf du Plessis on Thursday said though he has learnt a lot from MS Dhoni during his stint with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, he would be relying on his own style of captaincy when his team takes on India in the semi-finals of the...
  • Du Plessis, Chandimal suspended for second over-rate offences March 28, 2014

    Chittagong: South Africa and Sri Lanka captains Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Chandimal have been suspended for one match each, while their players have been fined, after both sides maintained slow over-rates during the ICC World T20 Group 1 match here. This was both captains' second minor over-rate offences within a...
  • WT20: South Africa clash with England, eye semi-final berth March 28, 2014

    Chittagong: With back-to-back victories, South Africa have put themselves in contention for a semi-final berth and they will look to seal the berth when they clash with England in their last Group 1 league match of the ICC World T20 here on Saturday. South Africa had started their campaign on a...
  • Du Plessis hails Steyn after last-ball heroics March 25, 2014

    South African captain Faf du Plessis praised Dale Steyn as the world's best bowler after the ice-cool pacer kept his nerve to deny New Zealand victory in a last-ball thriller at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The Black Caps, chasing a target of 171 runs on Monday, needed just seven...
  • World T20: Steyn's last-over heroics help South Africa beat New Zealand March 24, 2014

    Chittagong: JP Duminy blasted an unbeaten 86 and Dale Steyn bowled a sensational last over as South Africa pulled of a dramatic two-run win over New Zealand to bring their ICC World Twenty20 campaign back on track, here on Monday. Riding on Duminy's blistering knock, South Africa collected 70 runs in...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs New Zealand, World Twenty20 March 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS & TEAM NEWS: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis returned fit to play in place of Behardien. New Zealand went in with an unchanged side. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane...
  • South Africa captain Du Plessis to undergo fitness test March 24, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will undergo a fitness test before Monday's World Twenty20 match against New Zealand after missing the opening game with a hamstring injury, Cricket South Africa said on Sunday. He continues to make "positive progress" after sitting out Saturday's loss to Sri Lanka and...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Sri Lanka, World Twenty20 Game 14 March 22, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to bat. South Africa's regular T20 skipper Faf du Plessis misses out due to injury while Dale Steyn is fit to play. South Africa are in Group One of...
  • World T20: Du Plessis, Steyn doubtful for SA ahead of Sri Lanka tie March 22, 2014

    South African captain Faf du Plessis and spearhead Dale Steyn will undergo fitness tests ahead of their opening World Twenty20 game in Chittagong, the skipper said here on Friday. Both du Plessis and Steyn took part in team practice on Friday but have not fully recovered from hamstring injuries. "It's been...
  • Australia a threat at World T20, says Du Plessis March 15, 2014

    Centurion: South African captain Faf du Plessis believes Australia's strong batting line-up will have a significant impact in the World Twenty20 which starts in Bangladesh next week. "They've got a powerhouse batting attack," said Du Plessis after Australia cruised to a six-wicket win over his team at SuperSport Park on...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st T20 March 9, 2014

    Persistent showers forced the first Twenty20 between Australia and South Africa at Port Elizabeth to be called off. South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a succession of...
  • 3rd Test: Johnson, Harris give Australia advantage on Day 3 March 3, 2014

    Cape Town: Australia took a firm grip on the third Test as seamers Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris snared seven wickets between them to bowl South Africa out for 287 on day three on Monday at Newlands. While Johnson combined pace and aggression to raise his series tally to 19 wickets...
  • 2nd Test: Australia take late wickets, South Africa 214 for 5 on Day 1 February 20, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: Australia showed patience on a sluggish pitch to take two late wickets and reclaim control over South Africa on the first day of the second Test on Thursday. Spinners Nathan Lyon, who took 2 for 47, and Steve Smith removed Dean Elgar for 83 and Quinton de Kock cheaply...
  • South Africa happy with Test warm-up ahead of Australia series February 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: A century by Faf du Plessis and a first session in the middle for wicketkeeper AB de Villiers since hand surgery has left South Africa satisfied with preparations for the Test series against Australia. South Africa, who host a buoyant Australian side fresh from their Ashes triumph in a three-Test...
  • India vs SA: Who earns more from the draw? December 25, 2013

    Cape Town:South Africa put up one of the boldest fightbacks in Test cricket and then shied away from a chance at history at the end. India enjoyed supremacy over the top team in the world for four out of five days and still nearly fell to a hurtful defeat. Who takes...
  • Faf du Plessis records second century in another drawn Test December 23, 2013

    Johannesburg: Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers once again set a perfect platform for South Africa at Wanderers, stitching together 205 runs for the fifth wicket, but they both got out at crucial moments, leaving their team in a quandry to whether go for victory or a draw. Here...
  • Five of Test cricket's greatest fourth innings December 23, 2013

    Johannesburg: The near-historic finish between South Africa and India in the first Test on Sunday is likely to be remembered as one of the game's best ever - even if the end result was a draw. What a draw it was! Chasing a huge 458 to win, South Africa came within...