In the thrilling South Africa vs. Australia cricket match in Bloemfontein, Quinton de Kock delivered a memorable moment that sent Twitter buzzing. It all happened when the bails stubbornly refused to come off, despite the ball making contact with the wickets.
Australia had a spectacular start in the second game of their series, amassing an impressive 102 runs within the first ten overs. With stellar performances from David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne, it seemed like they were on course to breach the 400-run mark. However, South Africa’s skillful bowling in the later stages of the innings halted them just eight runs short of their target.
In response, the home team, led by Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma, had a perfect start, accumulating 27 runs in the initial three overs to keep pace with the required run rate. However, a dramatic moment unfolded during the fourth over, leaving both players and fans astonished.
On the third delivery of that over, Australia believed they had secured the crucial first wicket. Nathan Ellis bowled a short-length delivery, which de Kock attempted to block. The ball made contact with the lower part of his bat and then rolled backward towards the stumps. De Kock, realizing the precarious situation, watched with bated breath as the ball headed towards the stumps.
To everyone’s surprise, the ball struck the wickets, but the bails somehow remained firmly in place. In the aftermath of this extraordinary event, all Ellis and de Kock could do was share a smile at the incredible turn of events.
Twitter users were quick to jump into the conversation, adding their own thoughts and comments to the mix. It was a moment that had cricket fans around the world talking, highlighting the unpredictable and captivating nature of the sport.
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— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) September 9, 2023
You know deck is flatter than highway when de kock is scoring runs
— Manan (@jeezmanan) September 9, 2023
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