Sri Lanka in SA

Faf reassures on his fitness

2012-01-18 13:33
Faf du Plessis (Gallo Images)
Sport24 staff

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 cramps.”

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.

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