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[Watch] Faf du Plessis, Du Plooy Enter Beast Mode As Super Kings Hammers MI

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Faf du Plessis and Leus du Plooy combined tremendously for Jo'burg Super Kings and hammered arch-rivals MI Cape Town in Match 23 of the second edition of the SA20 League in South Africa on Monday (January 29). 

Chasing 98 off eight overs in a fixture significantly affected by rain, the JSK opening duo smashed the bowling to all parts at the scenic Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. The brutal two-end assault saw Du Plessis and Du Plooy hammer seven sixes and six fours and finish off the proceedings in a jaw-dropping 5.4 overs only. 

While the Super Kings skipper clobbered the ball for an enterprising 50* off just 20 deliveries, his understated left-handed partner was even more aggressive at the crease and belted the MI bowlers for 41 not out from just 14 balls. 

Du Plessis, Du Plooy Combine To Trigger MI's Downfall 

Du Plessis made 4 fours and 3 sixes in his terrific innings that recorded a strike-rate of 250.0 while Du Plooy went at an even higher and astonishing 292.86 after rain and wet conditions fastened the surface in Newlands and aided their great strokemaking. 

None of the Cape Town bowlers could come up an answer to withstand the Du Plessis-Du Plooy juggernaut and were collectively reduced to a helpless state by one of the most brutal top-order assaults witnessed in T20 history. 

For du Plessis, it would've been a personally satisfying night as he not only saw his opening partner produce the blitz but also contributed handsomely towards his team's victory himself in what was a must-win encounter for the franchise. 

Du Plessis' great knock kept JSK's semifinal hopes alive after securing just their second win in eight league stage matches, including two no-results, as they reached fourth in the six-team table with 13 points. MI slipped to the bottom of the pile with an identical 2-6 record split.