From jeers to cheers for South Africa's Faf Du Plessis

Faf du Plessis Plessis went in to bat in Adelaide amidst jeers from the crowd, but returned after saving South Africa from following-on.

updated: November 24, 2012 17:27 IST
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Adelaide: Nervous South African all rounder Faf du Plessis was jeered by the Australian crowd as he tripped his way down the stairs and onto the pitch for his Test batting debut.

But he returned to the dressing room a hero on Saturday having helped his team claw their way back in the second Adelaide Test against Australia, hitting 78 off 159 balls with 13 fours and six.

His 93-run eighth wicket stand with the injured Jacques Kallis got the Proteas past the follow on, pushing the team's first innings total to 388.

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