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Joburg Super Kings captain Faf du Plessis struck the maiden century of the Betway SA20 to enter into the record books of the competition.

du Plessis’ innings lasted for only 58 balls with 113 electrifying runs including eight boundaries and eight sixes. He tore into Durban’s Super Kings bowling attack. 

FAF DU PLESSIS SHINES FOR KINGS

The former South Africa cricket captain had Reeza Hendricks as company for the majority of the innings. The opening pair put on 157 for the first wicket. But Hendricks was the supporting act of the partnership with 45 off 46 balls. 

The pair helped the Super Kings to chase down the Super Giants’ 178/6. Du Plessis struck the winning runs with five balls to spare.  

The eight-wicket victory reignited the Super Kings Betway SA20 campaign. They have now leapfrogged MI Cape Town into fourth position.

Faf du Plessis celebrate
Faf du Plessis celebrate

But the Super Giants now have a slim chance of qualifying for the playoffs as they remain at the foot of the table. 

There was hope when Heinrich Klaasen’s 65 off 48 balls and a pair of 28’s from West Indian duo Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder at the top and bottom end of the innings.  Maheesh Theekshana (3/30) and Gerald Coetzee (3/21) ensured the Super Giants did not run away entirely. 

However, the thousands that streamed into the Wanderers once again would remember this special evening as the night Du Plessis struck the first century of the Betway SA20. 

BETWAY SA20 UPCOMING FIXTURES

02 February 

Durban’s Super Giants vs MI Cape Town

Kingsmead

17h30  

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