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'Simply Faftastic'

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

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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

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South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Du Plessis satisfies his needs, Elgar fulfils his wants

Apr 2, 2018: Du Plessis was coming off low scores which is why he needed the hundred more than he wanted it. Elgar didn't need a hundred because he already scored a big one in this series but he still might have wanted it

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 4th Test, Johannesburg

Kindness called for with South Africa on the cusp of history

Mar 29, 2018: It isn't on the forefront of anyone's minds right now, but South Africa have their best chance yet of winning their first home Test series against Australia since readmission

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Smith 'a good guy caught in a bad place' - du Plessis

Mar 29, 2018: South Africa's captain has expressed sympathy for Steven Smith, but was less charitable to David Warner, whom he hoped would 'reflect and see if he can change the way he has played the game'

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa find their sweet moments in 'soap opera'

Mar 25, 2018: The achievements of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram and AB de Villiers should be celebrated and the form of Faf du Plessis should be questioned but that will come on another day, a less strange day

Firdose Moonda in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 4th day

Du Plessis hails South Africa's 'character and pride'

Mar 12, 2018: They were outplayed in Durban, the form of the senior batsmen coming under question, but all of that was put to rest by a very professional display from South Africa

Firdose Moonda

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

SA claim moral high ground, hope to target Warner

Mar 8, 2018: With a line drawn under the stairwell saga, South Africa turn their attention to an advantage they have over Australia - David Warner is one demerit point away from a suspension

Firdose Moonda in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Control your teams, Smith and du Plessis told

Mar 8, 2018: The two captains outline how their approaches differ, but both agree that conversation on the field of play is fine so long as it does not veer into hurtful territory

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

South Africa target greater lower-order efficiency

Mar 6, 2018: Faf du Plessis wants his tail-enders to find ways to resist the reverse-swinging ball, and his bowlers to try and match their Australian counterparts' effectiveness with the old ball

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

Expectations high for de Villiers' final duel with Australia

Feb 28, 2018: AB de Villiers has not made any official announcement about his Test future but this is probably the last 'big' series he will play for South Africa in the format

Firdose Moonda in Durban

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Durban

'I'm ready for the mental battle' - du Plessis

Feb 28, 2018: South Africa's captain, who is returning to action from a finger fracture, has also hinted that the team management might pick Theunis de Bruyn as an extra batsman rather than play four out-and-out fast bowlers

Firdose Moonda in Durban

'Kohli is the best player in the world'

Feb 20, 2018: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith talks about India's captain, and tries to put his finger on where it went wrong for the home side in the one-day series

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Australia in South Africa 2018

De Villiers, de Kock in line for Australia series; Steyn, du Plessis doubtful

Feb 19, 2018: South Africa will watch captain Faf du Plessis' progress till the first Test which starts from March 1, while fast bowler Dale Steyn is unlikely to be considered till the third Test

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

Du Plessis out of India series with fractured finger

Feb 2, 2018: Batsman Farhaan Behardien has been added to South Africa's squad as a replacement, while Heinrich Klaasen comes in as a back-up wicketkeeper given AB de Villiers' injury

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South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban

We needed 300, unfair to blame bowlers - du Plessis

Feb 2, 2018: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said that while the pitch offered assistance for the spinners, South Africa's batsmen needed to adapt better and string together partnerships

Sidharth Monga in Durban

South Africa news

South Africa put World Cup over short-term goals

Jan 31, 2018: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis and coach Ottis Gibson are eager to try as many players as possible - even if it results in a few losses - in the lead up to the showpiece event in England

Firdose Moonda

India in South Africa 2017-18

No backing off from made-to-order pitches

Jan 28, 2018: The likelihood of sanctions against the Wanderers for the pitch it produced for the third Test against India will not deter South Africa from continuing to ask curators to prepare surfaces to favour their pace attack

Firdose Moonda

South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Johannesburg

Battered and bruised Elgar says Test should have been called off

Jan 27, 2018: Despite playing arguably his finest Test innings, Dean Elgar suggested too great a risk had been taken with player safety when play was allowed to continue

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers
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