South African batter Quinton de Kock did exceptionally well in the ongoing match of the ICC World Cup 2023 against Australia at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. He slammed his second consecutive century of the ICC World Cup but got out while attempting an unorthodox shot. Notably, he played some breathtaking shots and provided a great platform for his side as well.
However, it was during the 5th ball of the 36th over when Glenn Maxwell bowled a short ball. The batter tried to play the reverse-pull and smack it for six. but he got into a bizarre position as the ball took the inside edge which dropped off his body and then bounced onto the stumps to send him to the pavilion. Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock gave South Africa a stunning start as he added 108 runs opening partnership with captain Temba Bavuma (35). He also reached his century with a maximum of 90 balls as well.
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Quinton de Kock finished with a score of 109 runs off 106 balls. He smashed 8 fours and 5 sixes in his innings with a strike rate of over 102. His knock helped South Africa cross the 200-run mark with ease. They managed 311 runs for 7 in 50 overs as well. Meanwhile, Aiden Markram also scored a fifty as well.
During the innings break, Glenn Maxwell said as quoted by Cricbuzz: “It happened in little different flows – felt like they were well ahead, felt they were on track for about 350+, the last 15-odd overs we dragged it back really well. Got wickets at crucial times.. We are really proud of efforts in the back end. (On his bowling) There was a little bit of help out there, bigger boundaries as well, just tried to hit them to the longer boundary as much as possible. It’s been enjoyable to have a bit more bowling role. (On QdK) Tired of seeing him make runs, feels like it happens a lot against us. He’s a superstar and this is his second in a row in this World Cup. He’s been dangerous for a long period of time. He’s super consistent, nice to get him out. After the last couple of nights of training, the dew sort of came in. It played a lot better than I thought it would. Seem to skid on nicely, hopefully under lights, it skids on nicely.”