Cape Town – The hero of South Africa’s
narrow, ODI series-clinching triumph against Sri Lanka in Bloemfontein has
tweeted confirmation that he will be fighting fit for the next encounter in
Kimberley on Friday.
Faf du Plessis, who scored a career-best 72
for the Proteas in his 16th ODI as they sneaked home on the
Duckworth/Lewis method to go 3-0 up with two to play, told his followers:
“Great series win for us last night ... thanx so much for all the messages.
“Really means a lot. No injury, just
Du Plessis first felt discomfort during
another influential, electric performance by the 27-year-old in the field, and
was later run out as he scrambled to complete a single while clearly inhibited
by the cramps.
But he will presumably now take his place
in the Kimberley day/nighter, as South Africa seek to drive home further their
advantage and stay interested in a clean sweep.
The final game is a daytime affair at the
Wanderers on Sunday.