South African international Quinton de Kock might be short but one can’t underestimate him in terms of wicket-keeping. Usually, for a wicketkeeper, a ‘tall factor’ is an added advantage. When a ball bounces over the wicketkeeper’s head, it would be easy for tall wicketkeepers to catch the ball in the first place.
In such cases, the team can save some crucial runs. However, despite being short, De Kock’s wicket-keeping skills are nothing short of an effect. He has proved time and again that he is one of the best in the business behind the stumps.
The Mumbai Indians’ star has effected brilliant stumpings while also taking stunning catches on the field. At times, he has gone beyond his limits to accomplish the task. During The Hundred competition, Quinton de Kock did make his presence felt on the turf.
Quinton de Kock takes one-handed catch
Proteas wicketkeeper grabbed one of the top-tier catches during The Hundred. The cricket fraternity went berzerk after De Kock put a flood-blooded dive to complete a one-handed flying catch. The incident took place during the 86th delivery when Josh Inglis attempted to play a reverse sweep off Chris Jordan’s delivery.
Meanwhile, the South African international predicted the shot as he moved quickly towards his right-hand side. He then took an absolute stunner to dismiss Australia’s wicketkeeper-batsman. Quinton de Kock was the ultimate gamechanger of the match.
He took three catches and also effected a brilliant run out in the deciding over. Earlier, Southern Brave posted 145 in 100 balls. Alex Davies and Quinton de Kock added 50and 27 runs. Black Cullen picked up two wickets for London Spirit.
London Spirit tried their maximum best to chase down the target. However, Quinton de Kock showcased his wicketkeeping brilliance to help his team get back into the game. London Spirit lost the game by 4 runs. Inglis top-scored with 55 while Rossington scored 45.
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George Garton and Chris Jordan accounted for 2 dismissals each for Southern Brave. London Spirit required 31 off 30 balls and were en route to pulling off a run-chase. However, Southern Brave clawed their way back into the game to earn a superb win.