Faf Du Plessis’ crucial victory for JSK

Durban’s first century at the SA20 keeps it at the bottom of the standings as JSK starts its play-off charge.

Faf du Plessis’ incredible century helped Joburg Super Kings defeat Durban Super Giants by eight wickets, a victory that was desperately needed. Super Kings timed their chase to perfection to move out of fifth and further ensnare DSG at the bottom of the standings in a match between the two teams at the bottom of the table.

With sensational innings, Faf du Plessis enlivened Johannesburg and helped the Joburg Super Kings defeat the Durban Super Giants. Joburg Super Kings chased down 179 with five balls remaining thanks in large part to a fantastic opening stand of 157 runs between Du Plessis and Reeze Hendricks, who hammered eight sixes in his unbeaten century. Only du Plessis caused the majority of Hendricks’ damage during the majority of his inning. Only eight runs were scored in the first three overs, while the first five overs produced 25 runs. As du Plessis led his team to 72/0 at the midway point of the chase, the openers eventually advanced.

When the veteran faced Jason Holder, the momentum swung in favor of the batting side with a pair of sixes and a four. Hardus Viljoen took a beating on the night as du Plessis added 21 runs in a single over to bring down the equation to 48 from the last five. Hendricks, who at this point was batting on 27 off 41, finally chipped in with a few significant boundaries that reduced the run rate even further. Hendricks was eventually removed for 45, but du Plessis stayed to the end and led his team to their fourth victory in seven tournament games.

The scorecard of the match between Joburg Super Kings and Durban Super Giants is waiting for you.

Kyle Mayers scored a scorching 28 off only 15 balls up top earlier in the evening, but Super Giants got off to a shaky start. At the other end, Quinton de Kock failed to deliver, leaving Super Giants in trouble at 46/3. Then, Matthew Breetzke and Heinrich Klaasen teamed up to save the team with a 75-run stand, setting the stage for an exciting conclusion. But before Holder’s cameo elevated them again, Gerald Coetzee struck out both of the scheduled batters to dent the batting side. At the very end, the West Indies all-rounder hit an unbeaten 28 off only 12 balls to lead his team to a score of 178/6. But like the majority of his colleagues, he afterward endured a vicious attack from du Plessis that negated his offensive efforts.