Happy Birthday Faf du Plessis: Here are the five records he holds in international cricket
South African Test skipper Faf du Plessis is one of the most prolific batsmen for the country to date. While he is celebrating his 37th birthday on Tuesday, we look at some of the records he holds in international cricket.
When it comes to one of the most prolific modern-day South African batsmen, Test skipper Faf du Plessis is one of them. Having helped the side be one of the top sides in the longest format, he is indeed a South African legend.
Besides, he also made valuable contributions for the side in the limited-overs circuit. Having turned 37 years old on Tuesday, we look at five of the outstanding records he holds in international cricket.
Century across formats
In a particular record, du Plessis became the second skipper in the world to score a ton across formats. Incidentally, he is also the first Protea cricketer to do so.
Highest ODI score
Du Plessis holds the record for playing the second-best innings for South Africa in a One-Day International, scoring 185 against Sri Lanka in 2017. He is led by Gary Kirsten when he struck an unbeaten 188 against the United Arab Emirates in 1996.
Most innings before duck
In another unique record, du Plessis holds the record of playing the most international innings before scoring his maiden duck. It took him 108 international innings before scoring the same against the Windies in 2015.
First D/N Test centurion
In an epic record, de Plessis happens to be the first centurion in the day-night Test. During the 2016-17 Adelaide day-night Test, he remained unbeaten on 118 in the first innings, while South Africa lost the tie by seven wickets.
Skipper to declare on lowest total
In another remarkable record, du Plessis holds the skipper's record to declare a Test innings at the lowest total. During the same D/N Test in the first innings, he decided to declare at 259/9.
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