Faf du Plessis says he is honoured to play in his 100th ODI for the Proteas when they face Sri Lanka at the Wanderers in the third ODI on Saturday.
Du Plessis was vital to the Proteas’ 121-run victory over the visitors scoring 105 off 120 balls which dug SA out of a troubling start at 108-4. This was Du Plessis’ seventh hundred as the Proteas Test captain looks to mimic Amla’s 100th Test milestone, which saw him score a century. Faf admitted that he would like to achieve the same in ODIs…
‘That would be nice,’ commented Du Plessis, when asked if he’ll have the same fate as Amla on Saturday.
‘I’m playing well and I hope that’s the case, but I’ll just go and rest for a few days and prepare again.
‘Hopefully, the same thing can happen, but there are no guarantees.
‘It’s obviously a great honour playing in your 100th (ODI) game – really excited about that and the pink day makes it even more special.’
A 117-run fifth-wicket partnership between Du Plessis and David Miller (117 not out) was vital to SA’s victory, and Du Plessis will have to do without Miller for the rest of the series, who picked up an injury in the field at Kingsmead.
The Proteas will take on Sri Lanka in the third ODI on Saturday, in support of breast cancer awareness, as they aim for a series win.