Faf du PLESSIS

Faf du PLESSIS - South Africa - 2017 four Test match series in England.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 15 July 2017

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    • POSITION
      Middle-order batsman.
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 13 July 1984
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Pretoria, South Africa.
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • South Africa
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Faf du PLESSIS - South Africa - 2017 four Test match series in England.

Tour captain Faf du Plessis batting during South Africa's first innings, in the second Test at Trent Bridge.

He scored 19 (33 balls) of which three were 4s and improved that score in his second knock with

a 63 (128). He did not play in the 1st Test and had a very poor game at The Oval, 1 and 0, but in Manchester

hit 27 and 61.  In his three games he took 7 catches.

England won the series 3-1.


1st Test. 6–10 July 2017.  England v South Africa.  Lord's, London. England won by 211 runs.

England won the toss and elected to bat.

 

England.

1st innings. 458 (105.3 overs)

Joe Root 190 (234)

Morné Morkel 4/115 (25.3 overs)

 

South Africa.

1st Innings. 361 (105 overs)

Temba Bavuma 59 (130)
Moeen Ali 4/59 (20 overs)

Keshav Maharaj 4/85 (32.1 overs)

 

England.

2nd Innings. 233 (87.1 overs)
Alastair Cook 69 (192)

 

South Africa. 2nd. Innings.

119 (36.4 overs)
Temba Bavuma 21 (41)
Moeen Ali 6/53 (15 overs)


Umpires: Sundaram Ravi (Ind) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Moeen Ali (Eng)
Heino Kuhn (SA) made his Test debut.
Joe Root played his first Test as captain of England and Dean Elgar played his first Test as captain of South Africa.
Joe Root made the highest score by an England batsman in their first Test as captain.
Moeen Ali (Eng) became the fifth-fastest player, in terms of matches played, to score 2,000 runs and take 100 wickets in Tests.

in a match since Ian Botham took 13 wickets and scored 114 runs against India in the Golden Jubilee Test in 1980.

This was South Africa's biggest loss in terms of runs in a Test in England.

 

 

2nd Test.  14–18 July 2017. Trent Bridge, Nottingham. South Africa won by 340 runs.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.


South Africa. 1st Innings.

335 (96.2 overs)
Hashim Amla 78 (149)

James Anderson 5/72 (23.2 overs)

 

England. 1st. Innings

205 (51.5 overs)
Joe Root 78 (76)
Keshav Maharaj 3/21 (10 overs)

 

South Africa. 2nd Innings.

343/9d (104 overs)
Hashim Amla 87 (180)

Moeen Ali 4/78 (16 overs)

 

England.  2nd. Innings.

133 (44.2 overs)
Alastair Cook 42 (76)
Vernon Philander 3/24 (10 overs)


Umpires: Simon Fry (Aus) and Paul Reiffel (Aus)
Player of the match: Vernon Philander (SA)

James Anderson (Eng) became the first fast bowler to take 300 wickets in Tests played at home.

Hashim Amla (SA) became the fourth batsman for South Africa to score 8,000 runs in Tests.

 


3rd Test. 27–31 July 2017. The Oval, London. England won by 239 runs

England won the toss and elected to bat.


England.
1st. Innings.
353 (103.2 overs)
Ben Stokes 112 (153)

Morné Morkel 3/70 (28.2 overs)

 

South Africa. 1st. Innings.

175 (58.4 overs)
Temba Bavuma 52 (110)

Toby Roland-Jones 5/57 (16.4 overs)

 

England. 2nd. Innings.

313/8d (79.5 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 63 (58)

Keshav Maharaj 3/50 (13.5 overs)

 

South Africa. 2nd. Innings.

252 (77.1 overs)
Dean Elgar 136 (228)
Moeen Ali 4/45 (16.1 overs)

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Joel Wilson (WI)
Player of the match: Ben Stokes (Eng)

Dawid Malan, Toby Roland-Jones and Tom Westley (Eng) all made their Test debuts.
This was the 100th Test played at this venue.
Toby Roland-Jones (Eng) took his first five-wicket haul in Tests.
Four South Africa batsmen were dismissed for golden ducks in their second innings, the first such instance in Tests.

Moeen Ali (Eng) took a hat-trick with the final three wickets of South Africa's second innings, the first hat-trick at this venue in Tests.

 

 

4th Test. 4-8 August. Old Trafford, Manchester. England won by 177 runs.

England won the toss and elected to bat.

 

England. 1st. Innings.
362 (108.4 overs)
Jonny Bairstow 99 (145)

Kagiso Rabada 4/91 (26 overs)

 

South Africa. 1st. Innings.

226 (72.1 overs)
Temba Bavuma 46 (93)

James Anderson 4/38 (17 overs)

 

England. 2nd. Innings.

243 (69.1 overs)
Moeen Ali 75* (66)

Morné Morkel 4/41 (13.1 overs)

 

South Africa. 2nd. Innings.

202 (62.5 overs)
Hashim Amla 83 (159)
Moeen Ali 5/68 (19.5 overs)


Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Moeen Ali (Eng)