af du Plessis entered into the record books as he scored the first century of the inaugural SAT20 tournament. He achieved this milestone for Johannesburg Super Kings against Durban Super Giants played at Wanders, Johannesburg on 24 January 2023.
Johannesburg Super Kings captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to field first. Heinrich Klassen 65 off 48 balls, and quickfire knocks by Quinton de Kock, Matthew Breetezke, and Jason Holder helped Durban Super Giants post 178 for 6 in 20 overs. Mahesh Theekshana and Gerald Coetzee grabbed 3 wickets each for Super Kings.
Chasing down 179 runs to win, Faf du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks provided a cautious start as they made 41 runs in the first six overs. Du Plessis and Hendricks then showed their class with aggressive strokes. Du Plessis reached fifty off 33 balls keeping the scoreboard ticking along making life tough for Durban Giants bowlers. Reeza Hendricks fell for well-made 45.
Du Plessis and Hendricks put on 157 runs for the opening wicket. du Plessis made the batting look easy completing century off 54 balls. Du Plessis led from the front with an unbeaten 113 off 58 balls with 8 fours and 8 sixes. Super Kings won the match by 8 wickets with 5 balls to spare. For his captain knock, Faf du Plessis was named the player of the match award.
"This has been SENSATIONAL STUFF!" 🤩
Faf du Plessis smashes the FIRST SA20 century! 💥 pic.twitter.com/M6tmRYPy5K
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) January 24, 2023
Johannesburg Super Kings is currently in the fourth spot with 16 points. It has been in great form with 277 runs from 7 matches(7 innings) including 1 century and 1 half-century.
Faf du Plessis has done well in the Indian Premier League
Faf du Plessis has been a consistent performer for the Chennai Super Kings franchise. He played for CSK from 2011-2015, and from 2018-2021. Du Plessis was featured for Rising Pune Super Giants in 2016.
Du Plessis was the 2nd leading run-getter in Indian Premier League 2021. He scored 633 runs from 16 matches including 6 half-centuries to his name including the best score of 95 not out. His performances along with Ruturaj Gaikwad helped CSK win their fourth title in IPL.
He was the leading run-getter for RCB with 468 runs from 16 matches ( 16 innings) with 3 half-centuries to his name including the best score of 96.