Saturday, 04 February 2017 - 12:58
South African cricket team wearing pink in their 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka today



February 4 is a very important day in the South African cricket calendar. The home team players and their fans will be decked out in pink to raise awareness about breast cancer. Today being that special day, South Africa will hope to add to the occasion also by sealing a series win in the third of five One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka after having won the first two games.

It will also be a big day for FAF du Plessis, who plays his 100th ODI today. His 105, along with David Miller's 117 not out, helped South Africa post 307 for 6 in the second game on Wednesday before the bowlers knocked Sri Lanka over for 186 to complete a 121-run win.

Miller has been ruled out of the rest of the series due to a finger injury sustained in the match while fielding. However, du Plessis could very well add to his tally of seven ODI centuries if Sri Lanka fails to put a stop to his run machine today.

“Hopefully the same thing can happen,” said du Plessis on a possible encore on the eve of the third game. “It's a great honour to be playing your 100th game. I'm really excited about that. And Pink Day makes it even more special.”

The South African Team has worn pink colour and played even before this in aid of HIV patients against West Indians where A B De Villiers was able to score the world’s fastest half century and century.


Watch De Villier’s fantastic innings below.


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