Quinton de Kock hit his second successive century on the Cricket World Cup 2023 on Thursday as South Africa made 311-7 of their group sport in opposition to sloppy five-time champions Australia who dropped 5 catches. The 30-year-old De Kock reached his nineteenth ODI hundred off 90 balls with eight fours and 5 sixes having additionally made a century in South Africa’s opening win over Sri Lanka. De Kock, who will retire from worldwide cricket on the finish of the match, was batting in acquainted environment on the Ekana Stadium the place he performs within the IPL for the Lucknow Super Giants.
He was ultimately dismissed for 109, bowled by off-spinner Glenn Maxwell whereas making an attempt to reverse sweep within the thirty fifth over.
“I’m sick of watching him score runs, feels like it happened a lot against us. He’s a superstar,” mentioned Maxwell on the innings break.
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South Africa had been on 197-3 when De Kock departed earlier than Aiden Markram then took up the cost.
Having made the quickest World Cup century off simply 49 balls within the win over Sri Lanka, Markram raced to 56, profiting from being dropped by Australia skipper Pat Cummins when he had made only a single.
It was a depressing day within the subject for Australia as South Africa captain Temba Bavuma was additionally dropped twice on 19 and 32.
Mitchell Marsh dropped Virat Kohli of their opening sport when the Indian star was on 12. Kohli went on to make a match-winning 85.
Bavuma’s luck ran out on 35 when he was caught at midwicket by David Warner off Maxwell.
With De Kock, the skipper placed on 108 for the primary wicket.
Once Markram was dismissed by Cummins, the Proteas noticed Marco Jansen (26) and David Miller (17) take them previous the 300 mark.
Both Miller and Jansen fell within the remaining over, a double-wicket maiden bowled by Mitchell Starc.
They ought to have been dismissed within the penultimate over when Starc dropped Miller and Marcus Stoinis gave Jansen a lifeline, each off Cummins.
(*5*) added Maxwell.
“We’re proud of how we pulled it back.”
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