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Tag Archives: Faf du Plessis

Toothless tigers run into South African top-order on Day 1

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CAPE TOWN: South Africa made runs while the sun shone in Bloemfontein on Friday‚ and a good thing too what with heavy rain forecast for Saturday morning. They were 428/3 at stumps on the first day of the second test against Bangladesh‚ South Africa’s joint second-highest score on a first ...

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Loved every moment of Pakistan tour: Faf du Plessis

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LAHORE: Captain of the World XI and South Africa cricket team Faf du Plessis, while praising the arrangements made by the local administration and the Pakistan Cricket Board, said that he enjoyed every moment of the tour to Pakistan. The South African captain said that it was heartening to see ...

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Pakistan beat World-XI in the first T20 match by 20 runs

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LAHORE: Helped by a fiery 86 runs from Babar Azam and disciplined bowling, Pakistan easily defeated World XI by 20 runs Tuesday here at the Gaddafi Stadium. Spinners consolidated Pakistan’s gains in the middle, slowing the World XI’s run rate after Rumman Raees took the side’s openers in sixth over ...

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World XI visit is much more than a cricket tour: Faf du Plessis

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World XI coach Andy Flower poses for a picture with skipper Du Plessis LAHORE: South African Test and T20 Captain Faf du Plessis, who is leading the World XI squad in the Independence Cup 2017, said that the international cricketers on his team were “playing for something bigger than the ...

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World Eleven Players Arrive in Lahore Amid Unprecedented Security

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LAHORE: In what could be the beginning of international cricket resuming in strife-torn Pakistan, a World Eleven side landed in Lahore on Sunday night for a Twenty20 series against the hosts. An unprecedented security greeting the side, to be led by South African captain Faf du Plessis, at the Allama Iqbal ...

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For the greater good of Pakistan cricket: Sammy

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DUBAI: Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy believes that the World XI’s tour of Pakistan next week will be for the greater good of the country and is glad that they can play a significant part in international cricket returning to Pakistan. After the absence of international cricket for years ...

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Green grass of New Zealand delights South Africa

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WELLINGTON: After four days of rain the covers were peeled off the Basin Reserve wicket on Tuesday and to South Africa’s delight it was green ahead of the second Test against New Zealand. The greener the better in Wellington has been New Zealand’s mantra in the past. But their tone ...

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Morne Morkel to make Test comeback

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DUNEDIN: Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis has put to bed the selection debate over the Test XI by declaring that Morne Morkel will make his return ahead of Duanne Olivier. Du Plessis feels that Morkel has been producing the goods in the nets and backed him to deliver come game ...

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Du Plessis hits 185 as South Africa win fourth ODI v Sri Lanka

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s Faf du Plessis smashed a career-best 185 off 141 balls as the hosts beat Sri Lanka by 40 runs after surviving a fierce onslaught in a high-scoring fourth one-day international to take a 4-0 series lead. After opting to bat, South Africa posted 367 for five ...

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