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Du Plessis, Philander fancy more pink-ball Tests despite loss

Du Plessis, Philander fancy more pink-ball Tests despite loss

Melbourne [Australia], Nov.28 : South Africa stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis has expressed his desire to see more pink-ball cricket at home despite losing their first day-night Test against Australia by seven wickets at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Although du Plessis admitted that the lights need to be upgraded dramatically in the country to suit the pink ball, he believes that it would add something different to the Test cricket.

“The questions we had about day-night cricket were more skeptical and now we are not so much like that anymore. But there are positive signs. I would like to see it in South Africa. Obviously, the lights would have to be upgraded dramatically but it adds something different to Test cricket,”ESPNcricinfo was quoted du Plessis as saying.

Du Plessis 'mintgate' hearing to take place today in Adelaide

Dubai [UAE], Nov. 22 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) will today conduct the hearing at the Adelaide Oval in connection with the 'mintgate' incident involving South Africa stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis "in the interests of expediency and in order to protect the integrity of the Adelaide Test."

The hearing will be conducted by ICC match referee Andy Pycroft and will take place at 15:30 Adelaide Time (10:30 a.m. India time).

In a media release, the ICC stated, "Andy Pycroft of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees held a preliminary hearing on Monday and heard the submissions of the parties as regards when the hearing in relation to the charge laid against South Africa captain Faf du Plessis should take place."

Perth match `best Test of my career`, says Du Plessis

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Johannesburg [South Africa], Nov. 8 : Faf du Plessis, who is leading South Africa in the absence of regular skipper AB de Villiers in series down under, has described the 177-run victory in the first Test against Australia at WACA in Perth as "the best Test" of his career.

After being restricted to two seamers post the injury to bowling spearhead Dale Steyn on the second day of the match itself, the Proteas put in a spirited performance to go one-up in the three-match series against the Steve Smith-led side.

Sensational Durban run-chase leaves du Plessis `out of words`

Durban [South Africa], Oct.06 : South Africa's stand-in skipper Faf du Plessis has heaped praise on his side's sensational four-wicket win over Australia in Durban, saying that he was "out of words" to describe the incredible run-chase that at one stage looked very bleak.

Chasing a daunting target of 372, South Africa lost five wickets when they were at 217 in the 32nd over before David Miller shouldered the entire responsibility to take the hosts home.

Miller held his nerves as the swashbuckling batsman plundered an unbeaten 118 off just 79 balls and in the process stitched a 107-run stand with Andile Phehlukwayo (42 not out) for the seventh wicket to help his side claim a unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Du Plessis hails Proteas teammates for 'guts shown' during first Test against India

Faf du PlessisJohannesburg, Dec 24 - After helping his side to the brink of a world record Test victory, Faf du Plessis has said that he is impressed with the guts shown by his team-mates, according to reports.

According to Sport24, South Africa ended 450 for seven, eight runs short of the 458 target set by India in the first Test match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.

He said that he is very satisfied that his team pulled it through, adding that a lot of people had written them off at the start of the day but the character and pride of the South African team pulled them through again.

Faf du Plessis says Proteas can learn from brutal T20 mauling by Pak

Faf-du-PlessisJohannesburg, Mar 4 : South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis, after suffering an embarrassing Twenty20 defeat on Sunday at the hands of Pakistan, has said his team can learn a thing or two from the Pakistani players.

Pakistan beat South Africa by 95 runs - their lowest ever total in T20 cricket. Du Plessis said that when Pakistan are on fire like they were during the match, they can put the best in the world under pressure.

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