Fri. Oct 30th, 2020

Cricket World Cup: Faf succumbs to brilliant Ferguson yorker [video]

cricket world cup lockie ferguson yorkerThe Proteas found themselves in trouble at Edgbaston after New Zealand speedster Lockie Ferguson removed captain Faf du Plessis with a brilliant yorker.

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Even with a decent stride forward, eyes on top of the ball and a straight bat, South Africa’s captain Faf du Plessis could not keep out a Lockie Ferguson yorker, which accounted for his wicket in the Cricket World Cup match between the two sides at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

The Proteas were sent in to bat after the Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson opted to field first, following a delayed toss.

The desperate South Africans found themselves in trouble early on in their innings, with Quinton de Kock having his timber disturbed by Trent Boult after playing down the wrong like with just nine runs on the board.

Faf du Plessis joined Hashim Amla out in the middle, and the experienced duo guided the Proteas over the half century mark, putting together a partnership of exactly 50.

However, with the skipper set on 23 in the 14th over, Ferguson produced a perfect yorker, which went through his defences – despite doing pretty much almost everything right to keep it out.

Watch: Lockie Ferguson yorker removes SA skipper

Not looking good in must-win game for Proteas

Having had a horrid start to the World Cup campaign, South Africa find themselves third from the bottom in the standings, with one win – against minnows Afghanistan – in five games.

This makes each of their remaining matches a must-win encounter if they are to secure a spot in the semifinals.

However, at the time of publishing, things were not looking good for the Proteas, as they stumbled along to 156 for the loss of four wickets after 37 overs – batting at a little over four runs an over.

South Africa’s next match is on Sunday against Pakistan, followed by clashes with Sri Lanka and Australia.

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