WATCH: JSK skipper Faf du Plessis takes stunner to dismiss SEC batter Roelof van der Merwe in a SA20 match
Joburg Super Kings under the captaincy of Faf du Plessis locked horns against Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the 17th match of the SA20 2023 at St. George’s Park, Gqeberha. Du Plessis won the toss and asked Eastern Cape to bat first at almost a bowling paradise surface of St. George’s park.
Alongside the brilliant bowling from Gerald Coetzee and Aaron Fangiso, skipper Faf du Plessis also impressed everyone with his stunning fielding in the first innings. The 38-year-old took an absolute stunner to dismiss Roelof van der Merwe on Coetzee’s delivery.
Faf du Plessis took this catch on the second ball of the 18th over when he started running back from the mid-off and dived to make a hold on the ball. Eventually, he ended up taking a clean catch. The video of this brilliant effort from the JSK skipper is also making rounds on social media just after being shared on the official Twitter handle of the SA20 2023.
Here’s the video:
Faf du Plessis takes an absolute blinder 🤯#Betway #SA20 #SECvJSK | @Betway_India pic.twitter.com/zApzBJvvn3
— Betway SA20 (@SA20_League) January 21, 2023
Speaking of the match, the bowling duo of Gerald Coetzee and Aaron Phangiso completely rattled the batting lineup of the Sunrisers Eastern Cape. Both Coetzee and Phangiso scalped 4 wickets each by conceding 24 and 20 runs in 3.4 and 4 overs respectively. Riding on these two brilliant performances, Super Kings bundled up the Eastern Cape only on the score of 127 runs in 18.4 overs.
While chasing the target, Super Kings crossed the line in 19.4 overs by scoring 128 runs for the loss of five wickets and won the match by five wickets. Skipper Faf du Plessis and middle-order batter Leus du Plooy played the crucial knocks of 37 and 47 runs respectively.
Aaron Phangiso won the ‘player of the match award for his brilliant bowling performance in favor of Super Kings.
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