He was booed onto the field by the Australian crowd but that just made him more determined Adelaide - Faf du Plessis answered his critics with a century for the ages on the first day of the third test between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide on Thursday.But that didn’t quieten his detractors.Instead Du Plessis‚ who was fined 100% of his match fee on Tuesday for ball-tampering during the second test in Hobart‚ was roundly booed when he stepped over the boundary to begin his innings.The din diminished when Du Plessis reached 50‚ and when he celebrated his century there was but a smattering of the earlier anger amid the waves of applause.Du Plessis’ unbeaten 118 was almost half of South Africa’s first innings of 259/9 declared.Australia eked out 14 runs without loss in the 12 overs they faced before the close.South Africa‚ who have already won the series‚ lost three wickets for 89 in the first session and 4/76 between tea and dinner on their first day of pink-ball‚ day/night test...

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