Faf du Plessis scored the first century of the SA20 league as the Joburg Super Kings beat Durban’s Super Giants by eight wickets at the Wanderers.
Du Plessis had Reeza Hendricks as company for the majority of the innings with the opening pair putting on 157 for the first wicket.
Hendricks was very much a supporting act, though, with the Proteas opener compiling 45 off 46 balls.
The partnership was the perfect platform for the Super Kings to chase down the Super Giants’ 178-6, with Du Plessis striking the winning runs with five balls remaining.
The victory reignited the Super Kings’ SA20 campaign as they leapfrogged MI Cape Town into fourth place.
Durban’s Super Giants’ chances of qualifying for the playoffs are now slim as they remain at the foot of the table.
— SA Cricket magazine (@SACricketmag) January 24, 2023
Quinton de Kock’s team had given themselves hope through Heinrich Klaasen’s 65 off 48 balls and a pair of 28s from West Indian duo Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder at the top and bottom end of the innings.
Maheesh Theekshana (3-30) and Gerald Coetzee (3-21) ensured the Super Giants did not run away entirely.
— Betway SA20 (@SA20_League) January 24, 2023