South Africa’s star batter Quinton de Kock continued his stellar form in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 during the Super 8 clash against England on June 21. The high-stakes match is being played at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia.

De Kock’s performance put South Africa in a strong position as he played some fantastic shots, applying pressure on the England bowlers. However, in the 9th over, a potential dismissal was overturned, providing him with a lifeline.

Jos Buttler, Mark Wood Involves in Animated Chat With Umpires

The incident occurred when Adil Rashid bowled a tossed-up delivery outside the leg stump. De Kock attempted a sweep shot, sending the ball high into the air. It appeared to be an easy catch for the fielder.

Mark Wood, however, made a critical mistake by advancing a few steps. Although he managed to catch the ball, the third umpire’s review indicated that the ball had touched the ground. Wood disagreed, asserting that his fingers were underneath the ball, leading to a discussion with the umpires.

Both Wood and captain Jos Buttler were seen having an animated chat with the umpire. Umpire Sharfuddoula explained that the final call was based on replays, which clearly showed the ball contacting the ground, resulting in De Kock being given another life.

Quinton de Kock Help South Africa Post a Competitive Total

De Kock’s impressive innings eventually came to an end when he scored 65 runs off 38 balls, with Jos Buttler taking a fantastic catch to dismiss him. South Africa were 92/2 at the end of 11.5 overs following De Kock’s dismissal. David Miller then steadied South Africa’s innings, scoring 43 off 28 balls, helping them post a competitive total of 163/6, requiring England to score 164 runs to get one step closer to the semi-finals.

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