ODI World Cup 2023 against in league stage matches Australia At the Ekna Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, South Africa the opener Quinton de Kock He delivered another brilliant performance as he scored his second consecutive century in the tournament.
Australia’s squad adjustments and South Africa’s spin increase:
The game witnessed a tactical change for Australia as they won the toss on a relatively untested pitch against the South African squad in the Cricket World Cup and opted to field first. Australia made two notable replacements in their lineup including wicketkeeper-batsmen Alex Carey make way for Josh Inglisand all-rounder Marcus Stoinis After recovering from a hamstring injury, returning to the field of struggle Cameron Greene. On the other hand, South Africa opted to strengthen their spin bowling by introducing left-arm spinners.Abraaj Shamsi Instead of a fast bowler Gerald Coetzee.
Quinton de Kock’s consecutive century
Partnership with captain Temba Bavuma, De Kock’s incredible innings started with a 100 plus partnership. De Kock had 8 boundaries and 5 powerful sixes in his 90-ball innings, reasserting his reputation as a dominant force in world cricket. The remarkable feat marked his second consecutive century in the tournament, taking just 90 balls to reach triple figures. His previous ton century came in the previous match Sri Lanka, achieved 84 balls. In the end he departed after scoring 109 runs off 106 balls.
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Joining the elite ODI century club
De Kock’s 19th ODI century now places him among cricket’s elite. He shares this distinction with other cricket legends viz Pakistan’its captain, Babar Azamthe former West Indies captain Brian Lara, And Sri Lanka is awesome Mahela Jayawardene. De Kock’s remarkable consistency and outstanding performances have cemented his position as one of the premier talents of the game.
Here’s how Twitter responded:
— Robin Ayudha Uthappa (@rabyuthappa) October 12, 2023
A few words on the departure from the ODI version of the ODI version!
Back 💯 Quinton de Kock!
— Uroj Mumtaz Khan (@uroojmumtazkhan) October 12, 2023
not bad @QuinnyDeKock69
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@mitch_savage) October 12, 2023
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) October 12, 2023
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 12, 2023
Quinton de Kock 💯 !!!
World Cup century for Protea wicketkeeper! Introducing it for Proteas #CWC2023 !!
— Lawrence Bailey ⚪ 🇿🇦 (@LawrenceBailey0) October 12, 2023
🔥 Quinton de Kock 🔥
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) October 12, 2023
— ICC (@ICC) October 12, 2023
De Kock at the World Cup:
2015 – 0 centuries from 8 innings.
2019 – 0 centuries in 9 innings.
2023 – 2 centuries from 2 innings.
He has a memorable end to his ODI career. pic.twitter.com/ZW47pnuz41
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 12, 2023
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) October 12, 2023
Welcome back to Lucknow, Queenie. 🔥💙 pic.twitter.com/Q10nsmvT29
— Lucknow Super Giants (@LucknowIPL) October 12, 2023