FAF DU PLESSIS

  • World Cup 2015: Amla, Du Plessis star as South Africa thump Ireland 3 days ago

    Ireland came into the match at the Manuka Oval high on confidence after victories in their first two games. South Africa, one of the pre-tournament favourites, presented a far sterner test than West Indies and United Arab Emirates, however, and ruthless batting from Hashim Amla (159) and Faf du Plessis...
  • ICC World Cup: Mountain fires worry Dale Steyn ahead of landmark match 4 days ago

    Cape Town: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn plays his 100th one-day international on Tuesday looking to regain top form despite being distracted by mountain fires raging near his home in Cape Town. "Massive fire behind my house in Stonehurst! Plz be safe and watch out for the mountain animals trying...
  • World Cup: South Africa slowly building up momentum, says Du Plessis February 10, 2015

    Christchurch: South African batsman Faf du Plessis Tuesday said they are slowly building up intensity ahead of their opening match of the World Cup against Zimbabwe in Hamilton on Sunday. South Africa play their last warm-up game against co-hosts New Zealand here Wednesday. "With New Zealand tomorrow we will play with a...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd T20 at Kingsmead January 14, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Teams: South Africa: MN van Wyk, RR Hendricks, RR Rossouw, JP Duminy, JL Ontong(c), F Behardien, D Wiese, WD Parnell, KJ Abbott, M de Lange, AM Phangiso West Indies: LMP Simmons,...
  • Proteas rest captain Du Plessis for final Twenty20 January 13, 2015

    Cape Town: South Africa will rest captain Faf du Plessis for the final Twenty20 international against West Indies in Durban on Wednesday as they seek to manage his long-term hip injury ahead of the 50-over World Cup. Du Plessis scored the second fastest century in Twenty20 internationals, off 46 balls, on...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd T20 at Wanderers January 11, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field first. Teams: South Africa: F du Plessis*, MN van Wyk†, RR Rossouw, DA Miller, JL Ontong, F Behardien, D Wiese, KJ Abbott, M de Lange, Imran Tahir, AM Phangiso West Indies: Darren...
  • Gayle, Pollard back as West Indies face South Africa in 1st T20 January 9, 2015

    After suffering a humiliating 2-0 Test series defeat, the West Indies will look to bounce back against South Africa in a three-match Twenty20 international series starting on Friday at Newlands. South Africa have rested their key players and have opted for an experimental squad for the shortest format of the game...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 1 January 2, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: West Indies opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers (wk), Stiaan van Zyl, Temba Bavuma, Simon Harmer, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel West Indies: Kraigg...
  • 2nd Test: Faf du Plessis reaches hundred before rain on Day 2 December 27, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: Faf du Plessis' century and subsequent dismissal were the only highlights of the rain-hit second day of the second Test between South Africa and West Indies at St. George's Park with just six overs of play possible on Saturday. South Africa added 19 runs to their overnight total for...
  • Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis punish West Indies for fielding lapses December 26, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis punished West Indies for fielding lapses as South Africa built a strong position on the first day of the second Test in Port Elizabeth, on Friday. South Africa were 270 for two at the close after being sent in to bat in overcast...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 December 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 December 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: West Indies opted to field against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott West Indies:...
  • South Africa can break World Cup jinx: Du Plessis November 13, 2014

    Sydney: South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis believes they have a team that can win the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14-March 29. Talking about his team's chances in the quadrennial One-Day International (ODI) tournament, du Plessis said, "It's too...
  • Concerned CSA vows to crack down on balltampering by its players September 15, 2014

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is concerned about its national players gaining notoriety for balltampering and vowed not to tolerate such behaviour. At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Sunday, CSA board member Vusi Pikoli, a leading figure in South Africa's legal industry, said he was "deeply concerned" with allegations...
  • Du Plessis leads South Africa to triseries win at Harare September 6, 2014

    Harare: Faf du Plessis led South Africa to a sixwicket win over Australia in the final of the oneday international triseries at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. Du Plessis hit 96 from 99 balls and just missed out on his fourth century in five innings in the tournament as South Africa...
  • Triseries: South Africa cruise past Zimbabwe to enter final September 4, 2014

    Harrare: South Africa eased to a 63run win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and will play Australia in the oneday international triseries final at Harare Sports Club. Faf du Plessis hit his third century in four games to take South Africa to 2716 batting first and just about guarantee them a place...
  • Faf du Plessis fills Jacques Kallis void, says can get even better September 3, 2014

    Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa's oneday international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year's World Cup. "I'm hitting the ball nicely, but I feel I can still improve quite a bit," he...
  • Triseries, Match 5: Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs to reach final September 2, 2014

    Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs in their triangular series oneday international on Tuesday as Mitchell Marsh served up a matchwinning display with bat and ball. The big victory stopped Australia's minislump of two straight losses and put them into Saturday's final of the threeteam tournament at Harare Sports Club....
  • Triseries, Match 3: Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash August 29, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe must overcome the discord in their camp as well as a skill handicap when they take on South Africa in a oneday international triangular series match in Harare on Friday. While Zimbabwe have traditionally struggled against world cricket's heavyweights, their challenge appears to have become even greater as the...
  • De Villiers, Du Plessis power South Africa to a 7wicket win over Australia August 27, 2014

    Harare: AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit centuries in a 206run 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 3283 and home with 20 balls to spare, a...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 30 to win ODI series August 21, 2014

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a sevenwicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 30 whitewash in the oneday international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, 3rd ODI August 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Sikandar Raza, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura (c), Luke Jongwe, Prosper Utseya, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Tafadzwa Kamungozi South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Faf...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs South Africa, Oneoff Test August 12, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the oneoff Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their...
  • South Africa in control of Harare Test as Zimbabwe concede 141run 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 oneoff 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 halfcenturies on Sunday as topranked South Africa slowly chased down Zimbabwe in the oneoff 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...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 July 17, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day One Highlights: Opener Dean Elgar smashed a century before Sri Lanka pegged back South Africa with four key wickets late on the opening day of the first Test in Galle on Wednesday. The visitors were cruising at one stage after...
  • IPL 7: Chennai thrash Bangalore to end threematch losing streak May 24, 2014

    Faf du Plessis scored a fifty and had a 75run partnership with MS Dhoni (49*) to take Chennai Super Kings to an eightwicket 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 ballbyball 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 30run 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. ...