Quinton De Kock Hits Back to Back Hundreds for Proteas on Cricket World Cup Farewell Tour

Quinton De Kock Hits Back to Back Hundreds for Proteas on Cricket World Cup Farewell Tour

Jarryd Westerdale
updated at October 12, 2023 at 3:19 PM
  • Quinton de Kock is playing with a point to prove as he begins saying goodbye to 50 over cricket
  • The former captain will be retiring from one day internationals following the Cricket World Cup
  • De Kock is currently top of the run scoring charts with 209 at this early stage of the competition

Quinton de Kock is signing off from 50 over cricket with several bangs.

The opening batsman will be saying goodbye to One Day International cricket at the conclusion of the tournament and is leaving behind a few memories.

Having concluded his second innings, De Kock sits top the runs charts after scoring 100 against Sri Lanka, following that up with 109 against Australia.

Quinton de Kock, Proteas, Cricket World Cup
Quinton de Kock celebrated his second century of the Cricket World Cup against Australia. Photo: Robert Cianflone.
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Australia sent the Proteas in to bat and are currently stumbling in their chase of 312 to win.

South Africa won their first game against Sri Lanka after setting a record 428 in their first innings, which their opponents fell 102 runs short of.

Australia lost to India in their first game, making this run chase a crucial 50 overs in Pat Cummings’ tournament.

De Kock is currently 10 runs ahead of Pakistan’s Mohammed Rizwan, who scored 131 not out in his match-winning second innings against Sri Lanka. All the World Cup stats are available on the ICC's website.

The Proteas star's hundred against Australia came off 106 balls but his first was much more rapid, coming in just 84 balls.

South Africa will miss De Kock, per LiveMint, who has scored 6 276 runs in 146 ODI innings for his national team.

The Proteas will not have rely too heavily on him though as two other batsman have entered triple figures.

Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram scored 108 and 106 against Sri Lanka, respectively, and both sit among the top 10 run scorers currently.

The trio look in good form and will be chasing Gary Kirsten’s 188 not out which he scored against the UAE in 1996.

Cricket coming to every South African home

Sports Brief also reported how the SABC and Multichoice came to agreement to broadcast the Cricket World Cup.

The national entity argued that it was of national interest to broadcast an international event of this magnitude.

The tournament sees the Proteas aiming for their first World Cup trophy and they have gotten off to a good start.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
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