As soon as he dabbed Ravindra Jadeja towards point, Faf du Plessis set off immediately, saying "yes", signalling partner AB de Villiers for a single. Hardik Pandya swiftly sent the throw down to MS Dhoni, who brushed off the bails even as de Villiers threw himself forward to complete the run.
Five balls later, du Plessis found was involved in another run-out - this time with David Miller. Both batsmen found themselves at the same end after du Plessis responded to Miller's call for a single, but quickly turned back to make his crease, leaving his partner in an embarrassing position. Those two run-outs were the "turning points" of the match which South Africa went on to lose by eight wickets, according to India captain Virat Kohli.
Du Plessis was apologetic after the defeat and owned up to the fact that his call for a run with de Villiers was not wise. "I take full responsibility for AB's run-out," du Plessis said at the media briefing. "That's my fault. Obviously he [de Villiers] is a big player for us and he was looking good and it was a crunch time in the game. Big mistake from my part running AB out."
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