Watch: Controversy erupts as Mark Wood claims catch of Quinton de Kock, but third umpire denies in ENG vs SA clash

Published - 21 Jun 2024, 09:23 PM | Updated - 21 Jun 2024, 09:34 PM

Mark Wood and Quinton de Kock
Mark Wood and Quinton de Kock {PC:X}

South Africa batter Quinton de Kock continued his golden touch with the bat in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 game against England. The Super 8 fixture between the teams is underway at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia. 

Quinton de Kock has put South Africa in a strong position in the ongoing game against England. The opening batter played some magnificent shots in his innings and put the England National Cricket Team on the backfoot at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia. 

Quinton de Kock, however, was about to get going in the 9th over of the innings but the schoolboy error from Mark Wood saved him. It was during the 2nd ball of the 9th over when Adil Rashid bowled a tossed-up delivery outside leg. The batter went for a sweep in the air and it seemed that it would be an easy catch. 

But Mark Wood took a couple of steps forward and that cost him. The ball came very low to him and he caught it but the ball touched the ground according to the third umpire. The England pacer, however, wasn't convinced as he then went on to have a chat with the umpires, claiming that his fingers were underneath. 

But his argument wasn't justified as replays showed that the ball was on the ground as Quinton de Kock got a reprieve. Here's the video:

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Quinton de Kock, who slammed a magnificent half-century in his last game against the United States of America, made sure that he put his team in a good position in the ongoing game. He didn't put a foot wrong as he played crisp shots throughout his innings and ended up with a half-century. 

Quinton de Kock was removed by Jofra Archer in the 12th over the innings. The pacer bowled a slower short ball outside off to which the batter looks to cut but the ball gets big on him. It caught the healthy edge and balloons to the left of the keeper Jos Buttler, who dives across full stretch to take it. 

Quinton de Kock scored 65 runs off 38 balls and batted with a strike rate of around 171. He slammed 4 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. His valiant effort with the bat made sure that South Africa went past 100 runs quickly at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia.

England take quick wickets after removing Quinton de Kock

After Quinton de Kock got out, England took the momentum and picked early wickets. Skipper Jos Buttler behind the stumps did a terrific job as he effected a brilliant run out to send Heinrich Klaasen packing for just 8 runs. 

Skipper Aiden Markram too couldn't get going as he was castled by Adil Rashid. The onus now will be on David Miller to take the team to the competitive total at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia.

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