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Updated January 30th, 2024 at 17:41 IST

WATCH | Faf du Plessis livid after Kieron Pollard's underhanded tactic to let rain delay SA20 match

During the chase, MI Cape Town captain Kieron Pollard's delaying tactics in the rain annoyed JSK skipper Faf du Plessis.

Vishal Tiwari
Faf du Plessis and Kieron Pollard
Faf du Plessis and Kieron Pollard | Image:SA20
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In a thrilling encounter between Joburg Super Kings and MI Cape Town at Newlands on Monday, South African veteran Faf du Plessis showcased a spectacular performance, scoring a 20-ball fifty to help his side chase down a low target of 98 runs in the rain-shortened match. Alongside his opening partner Leus du Plooy, they launched a furious assault, chasing down the target of 98 in just 5.4 overs.

3 things you need to know

  • Joburg Super Kings are placed at the fourth position in the points table
  • MI Cape Town are currently at the bottom of the table
  • Durban's Super Giants are at the top with six wins in eight matches

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Faf du Plessis furious with Kieron Pollard

The victory keeps JSK in contention for the playoffs, while MI Cape Town find themselves on the brink of elimination. Rain disrupted the game, turning it into an eight-over-per-side contest. However, as Joburg Super Kings approached a win with a fantastic start, Faf du Plessis expressed frustration over MI captain Kieron Pollard's wicked tactics.

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During the chase, Kieron Pollard's delaying tactics in the rain annoyed Faf du Plessis. In T20, a five-over-per-side contest is required for a result, and the continuous interruptions tested the players' patience. Kagiso Rabada even halted before delivering a ball in the 4th over, and Pollard interrupted Sam Curran in the 5th over. Faf du Plessis was heard saying, 'No, no Polly.'

Despite the interruptions, du Plessis remained unbeaten on 50 from 20 balls, while his opening partner, du Plooy, contributed with a quickfire 41 runs from 14 balls. The Super Kings secured a convincing 10-wicket victory, propelling them to the fourth spot in the points table. Meanwhile, MI Cape Town find themselves at the bottom of the tally.

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Published January 30th, 2024 at 17:41 IST

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