Quinton de Kock turns into the quickest batsman to attain a T20I half-century for South Africa

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock set a brand new world report for South Africa with a half-century within the Durban T20 International towards England. De Kock has grow to be the quickest T20 worldwide half-century batsman for South Africa by scoring 50 runs in simply 17 balls.

Before de Kock, this report was named after South African legend AB de Villiers. <! –

                 De Villiers, who retired from worldwide cricket, had achieved this report by scoring 50 off 21 balls within the T20 match performed towards England in Johannesburg in 2016.

However, this innings of 65 runs performed on 22 balls of De Kock couldn’t win the hosts. Batting first within the Durban T20, the England crew scored 204 for 7 wickets with the assistance of Jason Roy (40), all-rounder Ben Stokes (47) and Moin Ali (39).


The Proteas crew, chasing a goal of 205 runs, obtained off to an excellent begin by De Kock and Temba Bavuma. Both batsmen fashioned a strong 92-run partnership for the primary wicket. The South African innings faltered after de Kock was dismissed by Mark Wood within the eighth over.

In the center overs, with the assistance of the superb bowling of Mark Wood and Chris Jordan, the England crew returned and dropped England's 5 wickets for 158 runs. Rasi van der Dusan's unbeaten 43 off 26 balls helped South Africa stay within the recreation until the final over however couldn’t rating 15 runs for the win within the 20th over.

On the subsequent three balls, Dwain Pretorius scored 12 runs with the assistance of a six and a 4 after Tom Curran's first ball got here in to place the final over for England. But with two successive wickets on the final two balls, Karron led England to victory. England have equalized 1-1 within the three-match sequence by profitable the Durban T20 by 2 runs. The decisive match of the sequence might be performed on 16 February at Centurion.

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