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Watch: A huge mix-up costs Quinton de Kock his wicket

By BetBarter Staff

June 18, 2022

India defeated South Africa by a huge margin of 82 runs on Friday to level the series at 2-2. The Proteas batting lineup saw a major downfall as they were all-out for a low score of 87 runs. The first wicket of Quinton de Kock in the fifth over was the start of South Africa’s scramble.

The wicketkeeper was involved in a huge mix-up which resulted in his wicket. The team skipper had just walked out due to an injury, and they needed to be more careful. It all happened in the fifth over of the second innings, when De Kock pushed Harshal Patel’s delivery and tried to sneak a quick single, but Pretorius took a start but then backed out. De Kock was too far away from his crease at that point to consider returning. Harshal scooped up the ball and rushed towards the stumps to run out the batter.

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As for the match,  the Indian batters had struggled to begin with. The top order could not do much. However, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik were at the top of their game. They took on the bowlers and scored runs at a quick rate. Pandya hit 46 runs in the innings, while Karthik hit his first T20I half-century. The latter went on to score an unbeaten 55 runs in 27 balls. This helped India post a total of 169 runs.

As for the second innings, South Africa had a difficult start to their chase. During the powerplay, Temba Bavuma was injured, and two more wickets fell. They scored 35 runs in the first six overs. Following it, they were likewise unable to form any strong partnerships. Because of the varied bounce, the batters were challenged and put under pressure.

South Africa’s wickets were falling, and their in-form batting couldn’t assist them either. Avesh Khan returned the figures of 18/4 in his spell. Yuzvendra Chahal took two wickets, while Harshal Patel and Axar Patel each took one. In the 17th over, South Africa was knocked out for 87 runs. The series’ outcome will now be determined in the final match in Bangalore.