Joburg Tremendous Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis entered the document books on the Wanderers on Tuesday (January 24) night when he struck the maiden century of the SA20 2023 match. 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. The previous South Africa captain 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.
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The partnership was the proper platform for the Tremendous Kings to chase down the Tremendous Giants’ 178 for six with Du Plessis putting the profitable 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 possibilities 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 staff had given themselves hope by means 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 high and backside finish of the innings.
Maheesh Theekshana (3/30) and Gerald Coetzee (3/21) ensured the Tremendous Giants didn’t run away totally. Nonetheless, the 1000’s 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 SA20.
Temporary Scores: Durban’s Tremendous Kings 178/6 (Heinrich Klaasen 65, Jason Holder 28 n.o., Kyle Mayers 28; Gerald Coetzee 3/21, Maheesh Theekshana 3/30) misplaced to Joburg Tremendous Kings 182/2 in 19.1 ovs (Faf du Plessis 113 n.o., Reeza Hendricks 45)