‘Happy’ Faf on 134 runs: I collapsed in the changing room

2013-12-23 09:41

Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis said he was disappointed about not being able to see through the game against India, even though he top scored with a spirited and determined 134.

He also gave credit to the Indian fielding, which took their run-out chances when they presented themselves.

“When I got out, I collapsed in the changing room but as Graeme (Smith) said, it was always going to be tough for someone to come in and just play six or seven runs an over when there was consistent good bounce outside the offstump. I would have loved to cross the line but I am very happy with the result,” Du Plessis said.

Du Plessis is no stranger to saving games, something he did against Australia on debut in Adelaide last year.

He stonewalled them with a superb unbeaten 110, which gave them momentum to wrap up the next test in Perth by a wide margin in four days. Du Plessis said that experience was one of the factors that got him through the match.

“Before Adelaide, I didn’t believe I could bat for more than three sessions. You think that it’s possible but you just go with the flow. This wicket was a little bit harder than the one in Adelaide.

“That was quite flat and I knew this one was going to be a real challenge. I was pleased in the way AB (de Villiers) and I batted and got ourselves into a position where we could win the game,” Du Plessis said.

The test match ended in a draw.

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