South Africa’s goalkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock is perhaps the best goalkeeper batsman in white ball cricket today. Playing with an offensive mindset at the top, Quinton de Kock asserted his authority over the bowlers from the start. The left-handed batsman strikes at 95.47 and 138.01 in ODIs and T20s, respectively. In addition, De Kock is equally skilled behind the stumps and proved this with a breathtaking catch in The Hundred.
Quinton de Kock, part of the Southern Brave in The Hundred, played a vital role in surpassing the London Spirit by four runs at Lord’s. The 28-year-old made three catches behind the tree stumps and hampered a run-out; however, his catch from Josh Inglis’ bat was the one that caught the eye. Inglis, a right-handed man, opted for a ramp shot of Chris Jordan.
But de Kock had foreseen the shot quickly and walked to the right to stretch his hand as far as possible to grab the ball. At this point, Inglis looked dangerous and went off with 55 out of 43 deliveries with the highest score for the Spirit. His wicket was indeed the last nail in the coffin as none of the batsmen got double digits after the opening games.
Below is the clip of Quinton de Kock’s catch to get rid of Josh Inglis:
Quinton de Kock
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Before his exploits behind the stumps, Quinton de Kock also scored rapid fire 27 out of 14 deliveries, laced with two fours and two sixes. The narrow defeat in four races kept the London Spirit winless. The Spirit had already encountered a roadblock ahead of the game when head coach Shane Warne tested positive for COVID-19.
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