Mumbai Indians‘ keeper-batsman Quinton De Kock is beginning to find form perhaps at the correct time. Quinton De Kock struck the second fifty of IPL 2020 as it played a significant part in securing a convincing victory over the Delhi Capitals. He top-scored for Mumbai Indians along with Suryakumar Yadav as the defending champions zoomed to the top of the points table with five wins.
Mumbai Indians had to chase a tricky total of 163 against a strong bowling attack of Delhi Capitals. Not only did they get off to a slow start but Mumbai also lost skipper Rohit Sharma within the powerplay for five runs only. However, Quinton De Kock did not go into the defensive move and hammered two sixes off Anrich Nortje. The southpaw reached his fifty in the ninth over by smashing a boundary off Harshal Patel.
De Kock lost his wicket in the next over to Ravichandran Ashwin for 53; however, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan continued the charge. Towards the end, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje made the clash slightly interesting, reducing the Mumbai Indians five down and needing them seven to get off the final over. However, Kieron Pollard and Krunal Pandya achieved it with ease.
“I have been batting well in the nets” : Quinton De Kock
Quinton De Kock, who struck 53 off 36 deliveries that contained four fours and three sixes, stated that keeping it simple worked for him. The South African claimed that a low string of scores was disappointing; however, he had faith in himself since he was hitting the ball well. De Kock mentioned having striking the ball good enough in the nets.
“Enjoyed the win. Just keeping it simple worked for me. I have been batting well in the nets. I wasn’t too stressed. Lack of runs is disappointing, but I wasn’t too stressed because I have been hitting it well in the nets,” De Kock stated in the post-match presentation.