Fri | Jan 19, 2018

Du Plessis 111 sets up big win for S Africa in ODI match

Published:Monday | October 3, 2016 | 12:00 AM
South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis plays a shot as Australia’s wicketkeeper Matthew Wade watches during their second one-day international cricket match at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday.


Stand-in captain Faf du Plessis hit 111 to set up another heavy win for South Africa over Australia, this time by 142 runs, in the second one-day international (ODI) at the Wanderers yesterday.

Du Plessis was backed up by 82 from JP Duminy and 75 from Rilee Rossouw as South Africa scored 361-6 after being put in to bat by Australia.

Top-ranked Australia were bowled out for 219 in less than 38 overs, with only half-centuries from David Warner (50) and Travis Head (51) to show from their batting lineup.

South Africa lead the five-match series 2-0 after winning the first game by six wickets.

Wayne Parnell took 3-40 for the best figures for South Africa. Australia gave two fast bowlers, Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain, their ODI debuts.