The Hundred: Quinton de Kock grabs ‘Catch of the Tournament’

Updated on: Aug 2, 2021 10:20 am IST

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    The Hundred has almost reached its halfway stage. The Southern Brave faced off against the London Spirit yesterday at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. In the end, it turned out to be an enthralling game that went down to the wire. Quinton de Kock produced a moment of magic that turned the game on its head.

    Quinton de Kock Grabs a Stunner

    The South African had gone viral recently for an impressive bit of fielding he pulled off against Pakistan. He once again showed that his reactions are sharp as ever after Southern Brave defeated London Spirit by four runs in a narrow win. De Kock also recorded one more spectacular play when he held his nerve to send Blake Cullen back to the pavilion.

    London Spirit were chasing a total of 146. It looked like they were going to cruise to a win. Josh Inglis had got to his half-century in style with a big six. On the very next ball, he decided to play a reverse sweep off Chris Jordan. It was a full-length slower ball wide of off stump. Quinton de Kock moved to the right in anticipation of the shot. Inglis just managed to nick it, and the ball fell into a flying QDK’s outstretched arms.

    Earlier in the day, de Kock’s brisk 27 off 14 balls and Alex Davies’ 50 helped Southern Brave set up a fighting total. Jordan was declared Man of the Match for his 2 wickets and a run-out.

    What is the Hundred?

    The game’s fourth version, the Hundred, is an exciting, action-packed, edge-of-the-seat stuff. It features eight men’s and eight women’s teams located in major cities in England and Wales. The ECB decided to slim down even the T20s to attract younger and more diverse crowds.

    Click Here to Read About the Rules and Schedule of the Hundred

    As the name suggests, 100 balls are bowled per innings, and the match lasts two and a half hours. A host of international stars are participating in the event except a few who withdrew due to the pandemic. No Indian player is taking part as BCCI does not allow them to compete in foreign leagues.

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