Faf du Plessis claims Tests are best format after South Africa secure series win over Pakistan


Faf du Plessis claims Tests are best format after South Africa secure series win over Pakistan

Faf du Plessis said Test matches were cricket’s most exciting format after his side clinched their series against Pakistan with a nine-wicket win on the fourth day at Newlands on Sunday.
The South African captain disagreed with Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur’s criticism of the pitches for the first two Tests, both won by South Africa in less than four days.
South Africa needed just 48 minutes and 9.5 overs to score the 41 runs needed on Sunday to score a second successive win — and a seventh successive home series victory.
Du Plessis said lively surfaces and an attacking mindset, encouraged by Twenty20 cricket, had helped make Test cricket exciting.
“There are not a lot of Test matches that are…

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