Du Plessis 111 sets up big win for S Africa in ODI match

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (AP):Stand-in captain Faf du Plessis hit 111 to set up another heavy win for South Africa over Australia, this time by 142 runs, in the second one-day international (ODI) at the Wanderers yesterday.Du Plessis was backed up by 82 from JP Duminy and 75 from Rilee Rossouw as South Africa scored 361-6 after being put in to bat by Australia.Top-ranked Australia were bowled out for 219 in less than 38 overs, with only half-centuries from David Warner (50) and Travis Head (51) to show from their batting lineup.South Africa lead the five-match series 2-0 after winning the first game by six wickets.Wayne Parnell took 3-40 for the best figures for South Africa. Australia gave two fast bowlers, Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain, their ODI debuts.last_img read more

DONEGAL PUBLIC MAY GET TO SEE POPE AFTER HOPES RAISED HOLY FATHER MAY VISIT DERRY

first_imgDonegal people may get the chance to see Pope Francis up close and personal after the possibility of a visit by the Holy Father to Derry moved a step closer.Pope FrancisIt is anticipated Pope Francis will accept an invitation from Taoiseach Enda Kenny to visit Ireland in the near future.On the back of that, Derry SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey extended an invitation to the Pontiff to include Derry in his visit. Mr Ramsey has revealed correspondence from the Papal Nuncio, the Pope’s representative in Ireland, has not ruled out such a visit taking place.The Papal Nuncio said: “Last Spring, you very kindly extended an invitation to Pope Francis, on behalf of your constituents, to come to your city should he be able to make a visit to Ireland.“Please allow me to assure you that your letter was carefully noted by the Nunciature, which remains deeply grateful for the kindness of your invitation.”Mr Ramsey described the response as “very positive.”  DONEGAL PUBLIC MAY GET TO SEE POPE AFTER HOPES RAISED HOLY FATHER MAY VISIT DERRY was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DerrydonegalPope Francisvisitlast_img read more