Twitter Reactions: Quinton de Kock stars in Proteas win as Sri Lanka bungle in an easy chase
Kagiso Rabada has now surpassed 100-wicket mark in ODI cricket.
Published - Mar 7, 2019 11:05 am | Updated - Mar 7, 2019 11:05 am
The Sri Lankan batsmen put up a pitiful show in the second ODI as well as South Africa took a 2-0 lead in the series. Quinton de Kock was the star in this win for the home team. The left-hander played a fine knock of 94 in the match putting his team slightly ahead in the game.
However, the Proteas failed to capitalise on the start that he provided. The middle-order capitulated and the side ended up putting a mediocre total on the board. Even though this should have been chased down by Sri Lanka, they never got their act together. The batsmen have to be blamed for this loss as the visitors are on the verge of losing the series.
Quinton de Kock misses out on a well-deserved century
After being put into bat first, Quinton de Kock continued with his rich vein of form. He was brutal at the top of the order and took the attack to the bowlers. The wicket-keeper batsman smashed 17 fours and 1 six in his innings as he mustered 94 runs in just 70 balls. Meanwhile, his partner Reeza Hendricks failed to have the best of the outing as he was dismissed for 29. Faf du Plessis, who notched up a wonderful century in the first ODI played a good knock yet again.
He scored 57 runs off 66 deliveries before he got out. However, the middle-order of the South Africa line-up didn’t live up to the expectations. 25 runs from David Miller was the highest score amongst the next eight players. While Thisara Perera picked up three wickets, Lasith Malinga and Dhananjaya de Silva accounted for two scalps each as the home team was bundled out for 251 runs in 45.1 overs.
Sri Lanka make a mockery of the chase
It wasn’t a tough pitch to bat on. The track was slightly two-paced with some uneven bounce but 252 was easily chaseable. However, the Asian team ended up making a complete mess as they were bowled out for 138 runs losing the game by a massive 113 runs. No one managed to get going in the innings. Oshada Fernando, with 31 runs, was the leading run-scorer.
Kagiso Rabada surpassed the 100-wicket mark in ODI cricket as he picked three scalped in this innings. Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Imran Tahir picked up two wickets each. Wishes began to pour in for Kagiso Rabada after the achievement. Twitterati was impressed with Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis yet again.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
De Kock in form just before IPL 😭😭. Chu @RCBTweets
— Parshva (@Parshva1718) March 6, 2019
— Hariharakrishnan (@harihkrishnan) March 6, 2019
— Marius Roodt (@MariusCRoodt) March 6, 2019
Quentin De Kock is the future
— VladimirP (@ntswakisengane) March 6, 2019
#QuintondeKock in the past few innings:
94 vs SL
81 vs SL
86 vs SL (Test)
80 vs SL (Test)
83 vs Pak (ODI)
0 vs Pak (ODI)
33 vs Pak (ODI)
129 vs Pak (Test)
59 vs Pak (Test)
— caught@point (@caughtatpoint17) March 6, 2019
Can we just speak about De Kock's consistency for a moment!🔥🔥 #proteas
— Die General♚ (@Vuyo_Phewa6) March 6, 2019
Quinton De Kock is one of the best ODI player who's been aggressive with a great average #SAvSL
— SURIYA (@suriyaisthebest) March 6, 2019
@GuerillaSA So I think I have this right:
De Kock made 94 (70) today, scoring at 8.06/over.
The other 21 batsmen on show today made 295 (395) combined at ~4.48/over. That’s a pretty dramatic difference, and shows just how swashbuckling that innings was (& trouble free) #SAvSL
— 🏏 🎾Evil Scootus (⛷+🔫)🚵♂️ (@evilscootus) March 6, 2019
Quinton de Kock's last seven international innings:
Give this man a 💯 pic.twitter.com/FHR7wKdsga
— Live Cricket Score (@Nokia_Cricket) March 6, 2019
Big Congratulations @OfficialCSA teams
South Africa win by 114 runs and Series 2-0(5)
— Jithiń Jv Jŕ (@JithinJvJr) March 6, 2019
Miller more than readily taking up the gloves with de Kock off the field.
Also, does that mean Rassie's ticket is booked? Ought to be. Has been brilliant with the bat. Down to Reeza v Amla v Markram or may be two of them. Either way, should be Markram in, Reeza out. #SAvSL https://t.co/4eqaPq9tyM
— Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN) March 6, 2019
All over. Sri Lanka 138 all out. Bowlers bailed the Proteas out again, but I think it's fair to say the pitch was more difficult to bat on than we thought. Fooled by that genius De Kock making it look easy!
— Ken Borland (@KenBorland) March 6, 2019
Where's Quinny De Kock coz I'm seeing David Miller behind the stumps #SAvSL
— TSHEPHO (@TshephoSes) March 6, 2019
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