‘Wonder Woman’ hands over masks to Dale Steyn, Quinton de Kock in Centurion
Greenpeace Africa is an organisation, working to spread awareness about climate change.
Published - Feb 17, 2020 6:57 pm | Updated - Feb 17, 2020 7:11 pm
After a couple of absolute humdingers of T20Is between England and South Africa, the third T20I turned out to be another nail-biting affair. The deciding match of the three-match at the SuperSport Park in Centurion saw in excess of 440 runs being scored even as the bowlers were taken to the cleaners. Following a number of twists and turns, the Brits emerged victorious by five wickets.
Amidst some jaw-dropping display of batting, there was a rib-tickling incident that took place when the hosts were fielding. A climate change activist from Greenpeace Africa barged on to the pitch, wearing the costume of Wonder Woman, a popular fictional superhero character from DC comics. It was after the Proteas fielders celebrated the early wicket of Jason Roy, who fell prey to Lungi Ngidi.
The activist first handed over the pollution mask to skipper Quinton de Kock. The captain accepted it gleefully with a broad smile on his face. Thereafter, Dale Steyn, the veteran fast bowler, joined the conversation and took the mask from the activist. Greenpeace Africa is an organisation, working to spread awareness about climate change. They posted the video on their official Facebook page.
Here is the video
England romp to glory
After electing to bat first, South Africa threw the kitchen sink at everything. The home team amassed a mammoth score of 222 in their 50 overs. Heinrich Klaasen top scored with 66 runs, laced with four fours and as many hits into the stands. To start with Temba Bavuma and De Kock put on an 84-run stand off 46 balls. From there, Klaasen took the Proteas to the humongous total.
David Miller also chipped in with a handy 35 in the death overs. In the run-chase, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow’s half-centuries put the Brits on the driver’s seat. The duo steadied the ship after Jason Roy fell cheaply. In the death overs, it was captain Eoin Morgan’s turn to weave magic.
The skipper raced to 57 off a mere 22 balls with as many as seven sixes. He stayed unbeaten until the very end and saw his team over the finishing line. Ben Stokes also contributed with a handy 12-ball 22. Moeen Ali smacked Andile Phehlukwayo down the ground to hit the winning shot.