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Royal Challengers Bangalore Skipper Faf du Plessis scores 1st ton SA20 for Joburg Super Kings, WATCH | Cricket news

Joburg Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis entered the record books with the Wanderers on Tuesday evening (Jan. 24) as he ushered in the first century of the SA20 2023 tournament. It was a sparkling innings that took only 58 balls but produced 113 exciting runs. It included eight boundaries and eight sixes.

Du Plessis was the star of the arena as he threw himself into the Super Kings bowling attack in Durban. The former South Africa captain had Reeza Hendricks as company for most of the innings, with the opening pair scoring 157 for the first wicket. Hendricks, however, was mainly a support act with the Proteas opener with 45 off 46 balls.

Watch Faf du Plessis score the first hundred of SA20 here…

The partnership was the perfect platform for the Super Kings to chase down the Super Giants’ 178 for 6, with Du Plessis scoring the winning runs with five balls remaining. The eight wicket win reignited the Super Kings SA20 campaign as they leapfrog MI Cape Town into fourth place.

Unfortunately for the Super Giants, their chances of qualifying for the playoffs are now slim as they remain at the foot of the table. Quinton de Kock’s team had given themselves hope with Heinrich Klaasen’s 65 off 48 balls and a pair of 28’s from West Indies duo Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder at the top and bottom of the innings.

Maheesh Theekshana (30/3) and Gerald Coetzee (21/3) kept the Super Giants from running away completely. But the thousands who once again poured into the Wanderers would remember this special evening when Du Plessis turned into SA20’s first century.

Short Scores: Durban’s Super Kings 178/6 (Heinrich Klaasen 65, Jason Holder 28 no, Kyle Mayers 28; Gerald Coetzee 3/21, Maheesh Theekshana 3/30) lost to Joburg Super Kings 182/2 in 19.1 ovs (Faf du Plessis 113 no, Reeza Hendricks 45)

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