Quinton De Kock

  • Watch: 'I'm only joking mate!' South African fast bowler Dale Steyn terrifies teammate Quinton de Kock with on-field prank September 4, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn recently pulled a prank on his teammate and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock on field. De Kock was approaching Steyn for a high-five after a catch when Steyn, senior to De Kock by 10 years, absolutely terrified him by pretending to be angry. The rest of...
  • Tri-series, Match 3: Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash August 29, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe must overcome the discord in their camp as well as a skill handicap when they take on South Africa in a one-day international triangular series match in Harare on Friday. While Zimbabwe have traditionally struggled against world cricket's heavyweights, their challenge appears to have become even greater as the...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 to win ODI series August 21, 2014

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • South Africa in control of Harare Test as Zimbabwe concede 141-run lead August 11, 2014

    Harare: South Africa made 397 in their first innings and led Zimbabwe by 113 at the end of the third day of the one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. The Zimbabweans were 28 for 1 in their second innings after posting 256 in the first, and were facing an...
  • 3rd ODI: De Kock, De Villiers star in South Africa's series win over Sri Lanka July 12, 2014

    Hambantota: South Africa rode on aggressive hundreds from Quinton de Kock and AB de Villiers to beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs in the third and final one-day international on Saturday. Left-hander De Kock smashed a 127-ball 128 while skipper De Villiers hit a fiery 71-ball 108, making a century off...
  • De Villiers named South African Cricketer of the Year June 5, 2014

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers dominated the Cricket South Africa Awards banquet by bagging four awards, including Cricketer of the Year 2014, here on Wednesday evening. De Villiers was also named Test Cricketer of the Year, was recognised by his peers as SA Players' Player of the Year and by popular vote...
  • IPL 7: De Kock or Pietersen may sit out to accommodate Tahir in DD XI May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to infuse some life into their lacklustre bowling unit, the Delhi Dardevils management are all set to include seasoned South African leggie Imran Tahir in their playing XI for Saturday's match. With Delhi's spin cupboard as bare as ever with Rahul Sharma being clobbered in the two...
  • IPL 7: Nair guides Rajasthan to an easy win against Delhi May 4, 2014

    Karun Nair scored a magnificent 73 off 50 as Rajasthan Royals defeated Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets in their IPL 7 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday. Rajasthan were chasing Delhi's competitive 152 for 5, courtesy opener Quinton de Kock's 43-run blast off 33 balls, while JP...
  • IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians attempt to arrest slide April 27, 2014

    Placed right at the bottom of the eight-team IPL-7 points table, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils will look to make a move on before the league moves to its home in India next month. Both the teams have suffered three defeats in their campaign, but while Delhi are on the board...
  • IPL for me is just about expressing myself, says Dinesh Karthik April 8, 2014

    Dinesh Karthik grabbed eyeballs when Delhi Daredevils bought him for an astounding Rs 12.5 crore at the last IPL auctions and the Tamil Nadu stumper knows only too well that the franchise has pinned a lot of hopes on his ability to win matches. "Of course, there will be pressure. When...
  • Australia beat South Africa by 4 wickets to clinch T20 series 2-0 March 15, 2014

    Centurion: Australia outlined their World Twenty20 credentials as they chased down South Africa's target in just 15 overs to win the third and final T20 international by six wickets at Centurion on Friday. Where South Africa had made the pitch appear stodgy and batting seem difficult, Australia proved conditions were not...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 February 21, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow the ball-by-ball commentary) Elgar (83), Du Plessis (55) and De Villiers (51*) scored half-centuries as South Africa reached 214 for 5 before bad light stopped play on day one. On a slow pitch which negated the menace of Mitchell Johnson and his...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1 February 20, 2014

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page to follow the ball-by-ball commentary) Toss and Team News: South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat. There are changes to the South African side, with Dean Elgar to open, Quinton de Kock makes his Test debut and Wayne Parnell will...
  • Viru puzzle unsolved; De Kock, Corey on IPL teams' wish-list January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag's string of poor scores in domestic cricket is likely to affect his chances of bagging a lucrative deal in the IPL 7 as it looks highly unlikely that he would be retained by his current franchise Delhi Daredevils. The eight existing franchises need to submit their 'Player...
  • De Kock showing maturity beyond years: Coach December 12, 2013

    Centurion: Ishant Sharma might think that Quinton de Kock was lucky to get three back-to-back hundreds in the ODI series against India but the young South African's coach Geoffrey Toyana is not the least bit surprised that the 20-year-old has sparkled so early in his career. Team India crumbled at the...
  • My work ethic and confidence has helped me: De Kock December 12, 2013

    Centurion: Describing his hundred in the washed out third and final ODI against India as the toughest of the series, young South African batsman Quinton de Kock said his work ethic and confidence has improved manifold in the three matches. At the Supersport Park, in skipper AB de Villiers' company, he...
  • Third India-South Africa ODI called off due to rain, SA win series 2-0 December 12, 2013

    The third ODI between South Africa and India was called off after heavy rain forced the match to be called off after South Africa had posted 301 for 8. Earlier, Quinton de Kock notched up his third successive hundred and skipper AB de Villiers also struck a century as South Africa...
  • Batsmen failed to take advantage of a flat track: Dhoni December 9, 2013

    Durban: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says an under-performing middle-order was one of the main reasons for his team's pathetic show against South Africa, where the home fast bowlers have ruled the roost. After being reduced to 34 for 4, India were bowled out for 146 in 35.1 overs, chasing 281...
  • Proud to beat the No.1 ODI team: AB de Villiers December 9, 2013

    Durban: South Africa took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against world number one India and captain AB de Villiers felt that his team ought to be proud of this achievement. The hosts clinched the series after winning the second one-dayer here by 134 runs. "Winning seven out...
  • MS Dhoni blames batsmen for wrong shot selection December 8, 2013

    Durban: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his batsmen for yet another meek surrender against South Africa as India were humiliated by 134 runs to lose the three-match ODI series 0-2 on Sunday. "The bowlers did well. They learnt from the last time, but the batsmen played too many shots. I think...
  • 2nd ODI: South Africa hammer India by 134 runs to win series December 9, 2013

    There was a war of words between Dale Steyn and Virat Kohli before the second ODI in Durban. While Steyn and other Proteas pacemen backed that up with another stellar performance, Kohli and his team-mates were once again exposed terribly. The result: India lost another contest without putting up a...
  • Livid MS Dhoni wants more from new-ball bowlers December 6, 2013

    Johannesburg: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni didn't hide his disappointment in the manner Mohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled with the new ball as the visitors lost the first ODI against South Africa by a whopping 141-run margin. This is the ninth time in recent matches that Indian bowlers have conceded...
  • 1st ODI: Lacklustre India beaten by 141 runs by South Africa December 6, 2013

    India were shown what awaits them in the next three and half weeks in South Africa as the visitors were completely outplayed in all three departments by the hosts, losing the first ODI easily by 141 runs in Johannesburg on Thursday. South Africa taught their Indian counterparts plenty of lessons....
  • 5th ODI: South Africa eye 4-1 series win against Pakistan November 11, 2013

    After taking an unassailable 3-1 lead, an upbeat South Africa will eye for another victory when they take on Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international in Sharjah on Monday. Quinton De Kock smashed his maiden hundred to help South Africa defeat Pakistan by 28 runs in Abu Dhabi on...
  • South Africa will make it 4-1 against Pakistan: Quinton De Kock November 10, 2013

    Sharjah: Dashing South African opener Quinton De Kock vowed his team will go for a 4-1 win over Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day in Sharjah on Monday. The 20-year-old smashed his maiden hundred to help South Africa beat Pakistan by 28 runs in the fourth one-day in Abu Dhabi...
  • 4th ODI: Steyn and de Kock earn South Africa series victory November 9, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Fast bowler Dale Steyn grabbed a career-best 5 for 25 and Quinton de Kock smashed a maiden century as South Africa took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series against Pakistan with a 28-run victory in the fourth one-day international on Friday. Steyn derailed the run-chase with three wickets...