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Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hobart

Australia concede their biggest stand, Starc his worst over

Nov 11, 2018: Stats highlight from the final ODI where South Africa made their first 300-plus total against the hosts in Australia.

Shiva Jayaraman

Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hobart

Miller, du Plessis centuries clinch series for South Africa

Nov 11, 2018: Shaun Marsh's century went in vain as he did not get any support from the rest of the top-order batsmen

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

Du Plessis wants more from batsmen at venue of 'mixed memories'

Nov 8, 2018: The South Africa captain said he would have liked the batsmen to be more clinical in the chase in Perth, after the bowlers had demolished Australia for 152

Liam Brickhill

South Africa in Australia 2018-19

Faf du Plessis expects Australia to be 'nice and hostile'

Oct 23, 2018: Australia received a hostile reception from South Africa's supporters earlier this year and du Plessis is relishing the prospect of a backlash from fans and the media in Australia

Liam Brickhill

Mzansi Super League 2018

De Villiers, Rabada, du Plessis among marquee players for Mzansi Super League

Oct 15, 2018: Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan, Jason Roy are part of the international draft that will take place on October 17

Liam Brickhill

South Africa v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI, Paarl

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis passed fit for final ODI against Zimbabwe

Oct 5, 2018: South Africa's captain, who has recovered quicker than expected from a shoulder injury, hoped for good batting conditions in Paarl after low-scoring matches in Kimberley and Bloemfontein

Liam Brickhill

South Africa news

Du Plessis, Amla ruled out of Zimbabwe series

Sep 25, 2018: The SA captain has been withdrawn to fully recover from a shoulder injury, while Amla will miss out because of a torn finger tendon, picked up during the CPL

Liam Brickhill

South Africa news

Injury makes du Plessis unlikely for Zimbabwe series

Aug 10, 2018: South Africa's captain has said that the priority for him right now is to get his shoulder as strong as possible in the lead-up to a busy winter and the World Cup

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Injured du Plessis out of Sri Lanka tour

Aug 6, 2018: He will need up to six weeks to make a full recovery and will miss the remaining two ODIs and the lone T20I

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

The case for scrapping the toss

Jul 21, 2018: Could giving the away team the choice of batting or fielding first reduce the scope for overly lopsided contests on pitches heavily skewed in the home side's favour?

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC

Du Plessis wants batsmen to 'trust their defence'

Jul 19, 2018: Refrain from attacking too early and await the hittable balls - that's the South Africa captain's motto, ahead of the 2nd Test in Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

'I'm a big fan of taking away the toss' - Du Plessis

Jul 14, 2018: The South Africa captain thinks allowing the visiting team to always decide on whether they want to bat or bowl will bring back some balance to Test cricket

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

South Africa's attempt to put pressure back on spinners backfired - du Plessis

Jul 14, 2018: The South Africa captain explains what else went wrong for his team in Galle, such as the absence of reverse swing

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Ball-tamperers' mega reunion in Colombo

Jul 10, 2018: What happened when the greatest concentration of convicted ball-tamperers ever seen on this planet descended upon Colombo? Andrew Fidel Fernando investigates

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka Board XI v South Africans, P Sara Oval, 2nd day

Du Plessis, Amla, Bavuma tune up for Galle Test with fifties

Jul 8, 2018: South Africa opener Dean Elgar also had a decent workout before the two-day tour match ended in a draw

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Faf du Plessis welcomes sternest punishment for ball-tampering, but criticises ICC ambiguity

Jul 6, 2018: South Africa captain seeks clarity on what is deemed permissible under new regulations ahead of Sri Lanka series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Du Plessis calls for harsher punishments for ball tampering

Jul 1, 2018: The South Africa captain also wants more clarity over what constitutes ball tampering

Firdose Moonda

'Simply Faftastic'

May 22, 2018: Twitter applauded Faf du Plessis on his unbeaten 67, which led CSK to their seventh IPL final

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings, Qualifier 1, IPL 2018, Mumbai

Du Plessis does a Dhoni, and even seals it with a six

May 22, 2018: The opener manoeuvred the middle overs, took the game deep, targetted Carlos Brathwaite and sealed CSK's place in the final with a six

Deivarayan Muthu

Sunrisers v CSK, IPL 2018, Qualifier 1, Mumbai

Faf du Plessis to his team-mates: "How did we win this, guys?"

May 22, 2018: CSK's match-winner said he specifically targeted Carlos Brathwaite since his normal-pace deliveries and slower balls weren't too different

ESPNcricinfo staff
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