Faf du Plessis pleased with SA middle order

2019-03-14 at 16:34

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis was pleased to see the middle-order batsmen get among the runs as JP Duminy and David Miller shared an unbeaten 46-run stand to take the team to victory against Sri Lanka in the 4th ODI.

Du Plessis’s 43 and de Kock’s 51 gave South Africa a good start. du Plessis said “Really pleasing to see JP and Dave (Miller) finish it off for us. That’s what we want our middle order to do for us. For the bowling unit, this series has been good and very consistent. The last two games, the batting is also starting to tick very nicely.”

For South Africa, this series marks the final preparation for the World Cup and du Plessis said having guys “who can bat at different positions” helps in the balance of the team.

He said the team is playing some really good cricket and said they are clear in what they want from a balance point of view.

South Africa cruised to a six-wicket win and a 4-0 lead in the series with 17.1 overs to spare.