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Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis take South Africa past 100-run mark

Dean Elgar has looked solid in his comeback match so far © Getty Images (File Photo)
Dean Elgar has looked solid in his comeback match so far © Getty Images (File Photo)

 

Feb 20, 2014

 

After losing two early wickets in the form of captain, Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla inside the first six overs, Dean Elgar and Faf du Plessis have rebuilt the innings superbly so far to take the team total beyond 100 without the loss of anymore wickets.

 

South Africa won the toss and decided to bat on a rather flat Port Elizabeth surface against the Aussies. They rang in three changes into the playing XI in the forms of Elgar, Quinton de Kock and Wayne Parnell.

 

The first of them has come good already with Elgar showing exemplary patience and grit in the first session. He took 19 balls to get off the mark, but his patience is starting to pay off as he has looked much more comfortable and smooth in the post-lunch session so far.

 

While he took some time to get the rustiness off, du Plessis has looked rock solid from ball one. He has not put a foot wrong so far, and has accelerated his scoring rate as well.

 

Both the batsmen are also closing in on their 100-run partnership, and are setting up the ideal platform for the middle-order to pile up a big total on board.

 

Catch Live Score and ball by ball commentary of the second Test between South Africa and Australia here

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