Quinton de Kock Accredited South African Bowlers For Bengaluru Win
By CricShots - Sep 23, 2019 4:05 pm
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Quinton de Kock led the South African team in the absence of Faf du Plessis in the just-concluded T20I series against India and helped his team to register a comfortable nine-wicket victory in Bengaluru on Sunday. Speaking to reporters after the match, De Kock showered praises on the bowling effort of the team as they restricted India to 134 even as they got off to a strong start.

Beuran Hendricks drew the first blood for South Africa

India was going steady at 54 for the loss of one wicket, with the in-form Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan at the crease, but the South Africa bowlers decided to push hard for a wicket. Talking about the same during the post-match press conference, the Proteas skipper said, “They got off to a great start but I am very impressed with the way the guys fought back, they read the conditions very well, they stuck to their plans, they just kept up the pressure on India.”

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He further added, They put a lot of pressure on us in the first four overs, kept it very tight, didn’t give us a lot of bad balls, the ball was swinging. Beuran, in our T20 local league back home, he bowled really well in that tournament. Coming into this game, he has worked really hard on his skills. He deserved the chance and he took it with both hands.”

South Africa batsman was too god in the Bengaluru T20I

South Africa leveled the series with their win in Bengaluru after India won the second T20I in Mohali. The first match was washed out due to rain in the Dharamsala as even toss couldn’t have happened. 

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Quinton de Kock, playing his first series as a skipper, was in fine form for South Africa and finished as the player of the series. In Mohali, he scored a 37-ball 52 even as South Africa lost in Mohali. In Bengaluru, the captain steered the chase with an unbeaten 79 off 52 deliveries as South Africa cruised home with three overs to spare.