South Africa opener Quinton de Kock was involved in a mad run-out after a massive mix-up with his partner Dwaine Pretorius on the other end. The Proteas had high hopes from their experienced wicketkeeper-batter in a tricky chase but went out in a very unfortunate manner.
India and South Africa are currently locked in a battle at the SCA Stadium, Rajkot on Friday night. India are trailing 1-2 in the series after the first three games and it is a must-win game for them to enforce a final. Meanwhile, the visitors are looking to seal the series here only by securing an unassailable lead by winning this game.
South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma won his fourth toss in as many games and he once again invited the Men in Blue to bat first.
India had a tough start to the game as they lost their first three wickets for 40 runs in 6.1 overs. From there, Rishabh Pant tried to build the innings alongside Hardik Pandya but the left-handed southpaw got out trying to increase the run rate. However, it was an assault from Dinesh Karthik in the end, that took India to a considerable total of 169/6 in 20 overs.
Quinton de Kock and Dwaine Pretorius involve in a bizarre run-out
Chasing a challenging total on a tricky wicket, South Africa needed a solid knock from their opener QDK at the top. Once the skipper Temba Bavuma got retired hurt, more responsibility fell on de Kock’s shoulders.
Quinton de Kock began his knock watchfully but ended soon in a very disappointing manner. On the 5th delivery of the 5th over, de Kock tried to steal a quick single after defending Harshal Patel’s delivery.
However, his partner Dwaine Pretorius denied the single after taking the start, leaving Quinton de Kock deserted in the middle of the pitch. Harshal Patel was alert in his follow-through and he collected the ball and removed the bails to dismiss the left-hander.
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