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Faf du Plessis

Born: July 13, 1984 (age 37)

Height: 5' 10.5" (180cm)

Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa
Nationality: South Africa South African

Role: All-rounder
Sports Mole has 223 articles about Faf du Plessis . Articles 1 to 40:
Faf Du Plessis celebrates his half century against England on November 27, 2020
Faf du Plessis rested by South Africa for England ODIs
The pressure is on the Proteas after losing the Twenty20 series 3-0.
Dec 3, 16:50
Dawid Malan pictured for England against South Africa in December 2020
Result: Dawid Malan hits 99 as England complete whitewash over South Africa
A staggering stand worth 167 in just 85 balls saw Eoin Morgan's men rise to the challenge of playing on a used pitch at Newlands.
Dec 1, 19:56
South Africa's Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen pictured against England on December 1, 2020
England chasing 192 for T20 whitewash over South Africa
Van der Rassie Van Der Dussen clubbed a relentless 74 not out from 32 balls and Du Faf du Plessis made 54no from 37.
Dec 1, 19:10
England's Dawid Malan in action against South Africa on November 29, 2020
Result: Dawid Malan helps England to T20 win over South Africa
Dawid Malan put England in control by plundering 16 off four Lungi Ngidi deliveries.
Nov 29, 17:12
Sam Curran in action for England on January 19, 2020
Sam Curran enjoying responsibility in England T20 team
The Surrey all-rounder opened the bowling before partnering Jonny Bairstow across the winning line.
Nov 28, 18:13
Jonny Bairstow celebrates after England's victory over South Africa on November 7, 2020
Result: Jonny Bairstow leads England to victory in first T20 against South Africa
The Yorkshire batsman hit 86 not out from 48 balls in a five-wicket win.
Nov 27, 20:27
Faf Du Plessis celebrates his half century against England on November 27, 2020
Faf du Plessis hits half century as South Africa set England 180 target
Sam and Tom Sam Curran experienced mixed fortunes in the first innings of the opening Twenty20 against South Africa.
Nov 27, 19:08
South Africa's Quinton de Kock celebrates his century on February 4, 2020
Result: South Africa inflict heavy defeat on world champions England
England's total of 258 for eight was underwhelming given their extraordinary feats with the bat in recent years.
Feb 4, 19:37
England's Stuart Broad in action on January 25, 2020
Stuart Broad fined 15% of match fee for swearing at Faf Du Plessis
The incident happened during the fourth Test in Johannesburg as England secured a 3-1 series win over South Africa.
Jan 28, 11:41
Ben Stokes is congratulated by England teammates on January 27, 2020
England claim two wickets before tea
Rassie van der Rassie Van Der Dussen falls for 98 as hosts slip to 188 for four in Johannesburg.
Jan 27, 13:48
England's Joe Root celebrates taking the wicket of South Africa's Pieter Malan on January 19, 2020
Five things we learned from England's third Test win over South Africa
Joe Root's men have taken an unassailable lead in the series.
Jan 21, 15:45
Quinton de Kock in action for South Africa on June 15, 2019
Quinton De Kock named new South Africa one-day captain
The 27-year-old replaces Faf Du Plessis.
Jan 21, 14:20
Dom Bess in action for England on January 18, 2020
Dom Bess the star as England push for victory in third Test
Dom Bess became the youngest English spinner to take an overseas five-for.
Jan 18, 16:53
Dom Bess in action for England on January 18, 2020
Dom Bess completes five-wicket hail to put England in full control
The Proteas were still way behind England's first-innings 499.
Jan 18, 10:46
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 16, 2020
Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope look to build on solid England start
The tourists will resume on 224 for four against South Africa in Port Elizabeth.
Jan 17, 07:06
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 16, 2020
Recap: Day one of the third Test between South Africa and England
England win a good toss but need to consolidate after four wickets fall.
Jan 16, 17:25
Ben Stokes in action for England on January 16, 2020
Stokes, Pope battle steady ship to leave England in healthy position in Port Elizabeth
Their stand of 76 fractionally tilted the game back in England's favour
Jan 16, 16:43
England's Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley pictured on January 16, 2020
Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley enjoy unbeaten stand on morning of day one
Joe Root won the toss and sent his batsmen in on a lethargic track at St George's Park.
Jan 16, 12:29
England's Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes appeals unsuccessfully for the wicket of South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen on January 7, 2020
South Africa frustrate England to close in on draw
Pieter Malan was the only wicket to fall in the afternoon session.
Jan 7, 13:38
South Africa's Quinton de Kock in action on December 26, 2019
De Kock leads South Africa fightback after lunch in Centurion
South Africa 187 for five at Tea.
Dec 26, 13:02
Ben Stokes pictured on September 4, 2019
England Test players to join Hundred sides today
The likes of Ben Stokes and Joe Root will learn where they will be playing next summer.
Oct 3, 10:02
Australia's Steve Smith celebrates his century on September 5, 2019
Steve Smith headlines overseas stars for The Hundred draft
Australian stars will be playing in England next summer.
Oct 1, 13:31
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Result: Michael Klinger helps Gloucestershire into quarter-finals
Retiring opener hits undefeated century as visitors prevail at Canterbury.
Aug 30, 07:43
South Africa's Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla walk off after winning the match against Sri Lanka on June 28, 2019
Cricket World Cup matchday 30: Struggling South Africa thrash Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka would have gone level on points with England had they won.
Jun 28, 20:31
South Africa's Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla walk off after winning the match against Sri Lanka on June 28, 2019
Result: South Africa thrash Sri Lanka to boost England's semi-final chances
Hashim Amla and Faf Du Plessis both made unbeaten half-centuries to earn their side a nine-wicket win.
Jun 28, 20:25
Faf du Plessis pictured in June 10, 2019
Faf Du Plessis hits out at "embarrassing" South Africa World Cup display
The Proteas slipped to a 49-run loss to Pakistan at Lord's that ended any hopes of reaching the semi-finals.
Jun 23, 20:53
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson celebrates scoring a century against South Africa on June 19, 2019
Kane Williamson: 'New Zealand will learn from South Africa win'
The unbeaten Black Caps are top of the World Cup table with nine points from five matches.
Jun 19, 22:17
Aaron Finch in action for Australia on June 15, 2019
Cricket World Cup matchday 17: Australia top after Finch delivers 153
Joy for Australia as South Africa register overdue first win.
Jun 15, 22:28
Faf du Plessis pictured in June 10, 2019
South Africa focused despite De Villiers offer to come out of retirement - Du Plessis
South Africa's chances of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals are slim after taking just one point from their opening four matches.
Jun 10, 18:11
South Africa bowler Dale Steyn pictured in May 2019
Fad Du Plessis backs South Africa to cope without Dale Steyn
South Africa insisted veteran seam bowler Steyn has suffered a new shoulder injury since arriving in the UK.
Jun 4, 14:01
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Result: Bangladesh open World Cup account with victory over struggling South Africa
South Africa have lost their first two matches and face India on Wednesday in Southampton.
Jun 2, 18:50
Dale Steyn in action for South Africa on December 27, 2018
South Africa looking for "plan B or plan C" after Steyn injury
The veteran paceman will miss the World Cup opener against England.
May 29, 15:09
A general shot of the Cricket World Cup trophy
A look at England's opening World Cup opponents South Africa
The Proteas come into the tournament under the radar despite boasting several of the world's best players.
May 29, 09:31
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Result: England wrap up South Africa series win
England wrap up a 3-1 series win over South Africa with a 177-run victory in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
Aug 7, 18:28
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England survive Alastair Cook scare to hold on against South Africa
South Africa remain in control heading into day four of their second Test meeting with England, sitting 474 runs in front after frustrating their opponents.
Jul 16, 18:55
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Result: England beat South Africa by 211 runs in first Test
England triumph in the first Test of their four-match series with South Africa after winning by 211 runs at Lord's on Sunday afternoon.
Jul 9, 18:28
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Result: England seal ODI series win over South Africa
England seal a series victory over the world's number-one ranked ODI side South Africa courtesy of a two-run victory at the Ageas Bowl.
May 27, 19:11
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Result: Eoin Morgan inspires England to 72-run victory over South Africa
England skipper Eoin Morgan makes 107 from 93 deliveries to help his side to a 72-run win over South Africa at Headingley.
May 24, 22:15
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Result: South Africa seal series as third Test against New Zealand drawn due to rain
South Africa seal the Test series against New Zealand 1-0 after the third and final match was drawn due to rain.
Mar 29, 09:12
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New Zealand rip through South Africa's batting order to close in on series leveller
New Zealand are closing in on levelling the three-Test series as South Africa trail by 95 runs on day four in Hamilton.
Mar 28, 09:34

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