Twitter reactions on Quinton de Kock’s fifth Test century: Twitter was wax lyrical about the South African wicket-keeper batsman.
During the third day of the first Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Visakhapatnam, South Africa wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock registered his fifth Test century to put his team in a respectable position in the first innings.
Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the 58th over, de Kock shared a 164-run partnership for the sixth wicket with opening batsman Dean Elgar (160). The southpaw didn’t let South Africa feel the burden of losing their captain Faf du Plessis (55) in the second session.
The best part about de Kock’s innings was the dominating manner in which he collected runs in against the Indian bowlers. Scoring 15 fours and a six on the way to his century, de Kock didn’t let the Indian bowling unit dictate terms against him.
On the fourth delivery of the 82nd over, de Kock ran a single off India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to complete his half-century. It was on the first delivery of the 105th over that de Kock hit a superb six off Ravichandran Ashwin to reach the three-figure mark.
With South Africa losing as many as three wickets last evening and Temba Bavuma early in the morning today, it was vital for the middle-order batsmen to stand tall against the opposition especially when the had scored 502/7 dec. in their first innings.
Twitter reactions on Quinton de Kock’s fifth Test century:
De Kock sparkles | SA 361-6
Yet another Proteas batter raises his arms for a century celebration. This time it’s de Kock, he brings up his 5th test ton off 149 balls – this knock features 16 boundaries (16×4 & 2×6)
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) October 4, 2019
— ICC (@ICC) October 4, 2019
Century for QDK!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) October 4, 2019
💯 for QdK, with a symbolic flat 6⃣ off Ashwin. That’s the second hundred of the day, both coming up with sixes. The deficit continues to reduce at an alarming rate…
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) October 4, 2019
Senior proteas batsmen putting their hands up…👏
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) October 4, 2019
De Kock 🙌🏾
— Mahogany (@Rich_Mahog) October 4, 2019
De Kock in this tour has shown the kind of maturity I have always cried from him #ProteaFire
— Sipo (@Johnnie10874278) October 4, 2019
Very few have the audacity to bat like this in India, against the spinners. This is one of De Kock’s best of his career. #INDvsSA
— jigar mehta (@jigsactin) October 4, 2019
Six and he gets his century. 100 for the babyface assassin. Well played De Kock. #INDvsSA
— Abu Umar (@_SCRIPT1) October 4, 2019
Another Test (Quin)ton for de Kock!
The wicket-keeper-batsman has held the fort remarkably for the #Proteas so far.
But how much longer will he be able to withstand #TeamIndia‘s bowling?
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) October 4, 2019
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