South Africa keeper-batsman Quinton de Kock is perhaps the best keeper-batsman in white-ball cricket today. Quinton de Kock plays with an attacking mindset at the top, asserting his authority over the bowlers from the get-go. The left-handed batsman strikes at 95.47 and 138.01 in ODIs and T20s respectively. Along with that, De Kock is equally proficient behind the stumps and showed that in The Hundred by taking a stunning catch.
Quinton de Kock, part of the Southern Brave in The Hundred, played an integral role in outplaying the London Spirit by four runs at the Lord’s. The 28-year old took three catches behind the stumps and affected a run-out; however, his catch off Josh Inglis’ bat was the one that stood out. Inglis, a right-hander, decided to play a raverse sweep off Chris Jordan, but mistimed it.
But de Kock was quick to anticipate the shot and moved to his right to stretch his hand as wide as he could to grab the ball. At that point, Inglis looked dangerous and departed by top-scoring for the Spirit with 55 off 43 deliveries. His wicket was indeed the final nail in the coffin as none of the batsmen after the openers could reach double figures.
Below is the clip of Quinton de Kock’s catch to get rid of Josh Inglis:
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Before his exploits behind the stumps, Quinton de Kock also scored a quick-fire 27 off 14 deliveries, laced with two fours and two sixes. The narrow four-run loss kept the London Spirit winless. The Spirit had already met with a roadblock before the game as head coach Shane Warne tested positive for COVID-19.