New Delhi: South African cricketer Quinton de Kock pulled off an insane act deception during his side’s second ODI clash against Pakistan, which turned out to be the game-changer as the move resulted in his side bagging a massive wicket. Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman, who was batting on 193, was close to scripting an inspirational chase for his side, but one cunning act from the opposition wicket-keeper sent the visitor’s run-chase downhill.
The entire incident took place on the first ball of the last over. The tourists were out of the game as they need 31 runs to win off the last six deliveries. However, the 30-year-old did had a chance to complete his double century, but it did not happen due to some tricky by the South African keeper.
Zaman pushed the ball towards covers and sprinted back for the second but he stuttered a little and the ball struck the stumps straight. However, replays later on revealed that de Kock had fooled Fakhar to get his wicket. Quinton pointed as though the throw was coming towards the bowler’s end. This made the Park batsman stutter and look back, but the fielder, Aiden Markram had thrown the bowl towards the striker’s end and de Kock just let it hit the wicket, catching Zaman off-guard.
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De Kock 😹😹 Pro Version Of Sanga.
Well Played Fakhar Zaman. pic.twitter.com/CwPOIpalRI
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During the post-match press conference, both the skippers Babar Azam and Temba Bavuma said that it was the greatest ODI innings that they saw but despite Fakhar Zaman’s heroics, Pakistan fell short by 17 runs from the target score as South Africa won the second game by 17 runs to level the series 1-1.
Bavuma also spoke on the run-out incident and said, “It was quite clever from Quinny. Maybe some people might criticise it for maybe not being in the spirit of the game. But it was an important wicket for us. Zaman was getting close to our target. Yeah, it was clever from Quinny.”
“You’ve always got to look for ways especially when things are not going your way, got to find ways to turn the momentum around. Quinny did that – I don’t think he broke the rules in any kind of way. It was a clever piece of cricket,” he added.