Quinton de Kock was at his free-flowing best as the South African wicketkeeping-batter played a whirlwind knock to take Lucknow Super Giants to the third consecutive victory.
Lucknow Super Giants were up against Delhi Capitals in the 15th game of the IPL 2022. While the Super Giants were the favorites walking into the game, the Capitals were bolstered by the return of David Warner and Anrich Nortje.
On the first delivery of the 14th over of the Super Giants’ innings, the incident took place. The chase was going smoothly for LSG, with only 60 runs required in 7 overs with 8 wickets in hand. Delhi Capitals skipper brought back his premier pacer Anrich Nortje to uproot fellow South African Quinton de Kock.
However, things didn’t go as per plan as Nortje lost control and bowled a dangerous beamer to de Kock at 150 kph speed. Trying to escape the deadly beamer, Quinton de Kock somehow managed to get his bat on the ball and guided the delivery over the third man fence for a mind-boggling six.
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Batting first, Delhi Capitals could only manage 149/3 in 20 overs. Only Prithvi Shaw looked threatening with the bat as the pocket dynamite blasted 61 runs off 34 deliveries before getting out. However, the rest of the Delhi batters failed to capitalize on the strong platform set for the big finish.
Chasing the target, Lucknow Super Giants rode on Quinny’s brilliancy as the left-handed southpaw amassed 80 runs off 52 deliveries before getting out. While the finish got tensed, Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni ensured to get over the line without any hiccups.
Not a happy homecoming for Anrich Nortje
Delhi Capitals missed the services of Anrich Nortje in the first two games, and he finally returns to the fold. With the addition of their gun bowler, Delhi’s bowling certainly looked stronger against the Super Giants.
However, the return turned out to be a nightmare for the pacer as he spent 35 runs in only 2.2 overs without getting any wicket. Moreover, Anrich Nortje bowled two beamers in his spell, and subsequently, he was barred from bowling further in the match.