Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 10:47 IST
Joburg Tremendous Kings captain Faf du Plessis entered the report books on the Wanderers on Tuesday night when he struck the maiden century of the Betway SA20.
It was a scintillating innings that lasted solely 58 balls, however yielded 113 electrifying runs. It included eight boundaries and eight sixes.
Du Plessis was the star of the Bullring as he tore into Durban’s Tremendous Kings bowling assault.
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Du Plessis had Reeza Hendricks as firm for almost all of the innings with the opening pair placing on 157 for the primary wicket. Hendricks was very a lot a supporting act although with the Proteas opener compiling 45 off 46 balls.
The partnership was the right platform for the Tremendous Kings to chase down the Tremendous Giants’ 178/6 with Du Plessis putting the successful runs with 5 balls remaining.
The eight-wicket victory reignited the Tremendous Kings SA20 marketing campaign as they leapfrogged MI Cape City into fourth place.
Sadly for the Tremendous Giants their probabilities of qualifying for the playoffs at the moment are slim as they continue to be on the foot of the desk.
Quinton de Kock’s workforce had given themselves hope by way of Heinrich Klaasen’s 65 off 48 balls and a pair of 28’s from West Indian duo Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder on the prime and backside finish of the innings.
Maheesh Theekshana (3/30) and Gerald Coetzee (3/21) ensured the Tremendous Giants didn’t run away solely.
Nonetheless, the hundreds that streamed into the Wanderers as soon as once more would bear in mind this particular night because the night time Du Plessis struck the primary century of the Betway SA20.