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Zimbabwe vs South Africa one-off Test at Harare: Faf du Plessis misses out on his fourth Test hundred

Faf du Plessis came to wicket after Alviro Petersen got out cheaply © Getty Image
Faf du Plessis came to wicket after Alviro Petersen got out cheaply © Getty Image

Aug 11, 2014

Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s number three in Tests misses out his fourth Test hundred by just two runs against Zimbabwe at Harare. He became the third wicket of John Nyumbu, the debutant off spinner Zimbabwe. Du Plessis was 98 when came down the track to Nyumbu, the ball was a bit short of length on leg, it turned and the bounce took the edge straight to backward short leg where Regis Chakabva took an easy catch.

Du Plessis came to the wicket after the fall of Alviro Petersen’s wicket. His contribution was crucial for the visitors as they lost Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers cheaply. With Quinton de Kock he has shared an important partnership to give South Africa the lead in the morning session of third day of the one-off Test.

Earlier Zimbabwe made 256 in their first innings. The last pair of Nyumbu and Tiripano added eight runs in day two morning. Last wicket was taken by Dale Steyn, 24th five wicket haul for him. Last batsman out was Nyumbu. But they have managed to get Zimbabwe past 250 mark, which is a significant achievement for the hosts.

In reply South Africa started their first innings against well as they reached 62 for one at lunch on day two of the one-off Test at Harare. The opening pair, Dean Elgar and Alviro Petersen had played out the new ball and added 57 for the first wicket. The openers played the first hour carefully. Though there were couple of close calls for the Proteas openers as the new ball was swinging for the Zimbabwe opening bowlers Tinashe Panyangar and Donald Tiripano.

The first wicket for Zimbabwe in the form of Alviro Petersen was taken by debutant off-spinner Nyumbu in the second last over before lunch. It brought Faf du Plessis in the crease to join Elgar, who batted superbly after that. His innings of 98 was decorated with 11 boundaries.

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