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Quinton de Kock

‘Quinny wasn’t aggressive’

PORT ELIZABETH: South African coach Ottis Gibson on Wednesday called for umpires in the second Test against Australia to "do their job" and defended Quinton de Kock against allegations of provoking an altercation with Australian vice-captain David Warner. Gibson also questioned what was meant in Australian assertions about not "crossing the line" with their behaviour. Warner was cleared to play in the second Test starting on Friday but was fined 75 percent of his match fee and given three demerit points for an incident…

VIDEO: Warner, de Kock first Test ‘fight’ under investigation

DURBAN: Cricket Australia said Monday it was probing a heated exchange between David Warner and South Africa's Quinton de Kock in a stairwell during the first Test in Durban. Video footage of the clash on Sunday, broadcast in Australia, showed Warner pointing and directing a verbal barrage at de Kock before he was restrained and pulled away by his teammates. The incident reportedly took place as the players were returning to their dressing rooms at tea on day four of the first Test. "CA (Cricket Australia) is aware…

South Africa thrash Bangladesh by ten wickets in first ODI

KIMBERLEY: Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla shared a record partnership as South Africa cruised to a "ruthless" ten-wicket win in the first one-day international against Bangladesh at the Diamond Oval on Sunday. De Kock (168 not out) and Amla (110 not out) put on an unbeaten 282 to overhaul Bangladesh’s 278 for seven with 7.1 overs to spare. The South African openers overshadowed the feat of Mushfiqur Rahim, whose 110 not out was the first century by a Bangladesh batsman against South Africa in any international match.…

Hobart Test: South Africa in control after De Kock century

HOBART: Quinton de Kock scored a sparkling century and paceman Kyle Abbott captured two wickets before bad light halted South Africa's march on day three of the second test on Monday, with Australia still 120 runs shy of making the tourists bat again. Abbott dismissed openers Joe Burns for a duck and David Warner for 45, before Usman Khawaja (56 not out) and captain Steve Smith (18 not out) steadied to push Australia to 121 for two on a day littered with rain squalls at Bellerive Oval. The home side remained in a…

De Kock blasts South Africa to ODI win against Australia

CENTURION: South Africa opener Quinton de Kock hit a masterful 178 runs in a comfortable six-wicket victory over top-ranked Australia on Friday in the first one-day international of the five-match series. After Australia posted 294 for nine in their innings, South Africa reached their victory target with more than 13 overs remaining. The 23-year-old De Kock hit 11 sixes and 16 fours in 113 balls to record the second highest ODI score by a South African batsman after Gary Kirsten hit 188 against the United Arab Emirates at…