Watch: Quinton de Kock destroys Jofra Archer as England star concedes 21 runs in an over

Published - 21 Jun 2024, 10:38 PM | Updated - 21 Jun 2024, 10:40 PM

Quinton de Kock, Jofra Archer
Quinton de Kock, Jofra Archer (Credits: X)

Quinton de Kock, on Friday (June 21), smashed his second consecutive fifty in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 to give South Africa a blazing start in their Super 8 clash against England.

The southpaw had made a poor start with the bat in the competition. As the conditions for batting were not easy, Quinton de Kock struggled to get going in the group stage, registering scores of 20, 0, 18 and 10. However, he has hit the top gear in the Super 8 and is leading South Africa's charge with the bat.

He roared back to form with a match-winning fifty against the USA in the previous game. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored 74 runs with the help of 7 fours and 5 sixes to help the Proteas pile up a big total of 194/4. The Aiden Markram-led side had gone on to win the game by 18 runs to start their Super 8 campaign with a fine win.

Quinton de Kock takes Jofra Archer to the cleaners:

On Friday, Quinton de Kock scored his second fifty of the ongoing competition to put his team in the driver's seat. After England opted to bowl first, de Kock came out all guns blazing. He made his intentions clear by hitting Moeen Ali for a six and a four in the second over.

And in the fourth over of the innings, he hit the top gear by taking England pace spearhead Jofra Archer to the cleaners. He hit Archer for two sixes and two fours to set the tone for the innings. De Kock hit the second and third deliveries of the over for back-to-back sixes before hitting the next ball for a four. His partner Reeza Hendricks joined the party as well by hitting the last ball of the over for another four.

Watch as Quinton de Kock hits Jofra Archer for three consecutive boundaries:

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De Kock eventually scored 65 runs with the help of 4 fours and as many sixes. Riding on his fifty, South Africa finished their innings on 163 for 6. In reply, England were reeling at 54 for 3 in the ninth over at the time of writing this report.

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