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De Kock hits 178 as SA cruise past Oz

By The Assam Tribune

CENTURION, Oct 1: Quinton de Kock hit a dazzling century to lead South Africa to a six-wicket win in the first one-day international against Australia at SuperSport Park last night.

The left-handed De Kock thrashed 178 off 113 balls, with 16 fours and 11 sixes, as South Africa made a challenging target of 295 look easy. The hosts won with 13.4 overs to spare.

�He was magnificent,� Australian captain Steve Smith said of De Kock. �It was a 370-380 wicket if you look back at it now. Someone (for Australia) had to get a big hundred like Quinton did.�

De Kock and stand-in fellow opener Rilee Rossouw put an inexperienced Australian pace bowling attack to the sword in an opening partnership of 145 off 104 balls before Rossouw missed a reverse sweep.

SCORECARD

Australia: D Warner c Phehlukwayo b Parnell 40, A Finch c Parnell b Phehlukwayo 33, S Smith lbw b Phehlukwayo 8, G Bailey c Miller b Steyn 74, M Marsh c De Kock b Phehlukwayo 31, T Head st De Kock b Imran Tahir 18, M Wade run out (Miller) 5, J Hastings c Behardien b Phehlukwayo 51, A Zampa c Miller b Steyn 12, D Worrall not out 6, S Boland not out 3. Extras: (LB-5, W-8) 13. Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 294. Fall of wickets: 1-64, 2-88, 3-90, 4-131, 5-172, 6-192, 7-271, 8-278, 9-286. Bowling: Steyn 10-0-65-2, Rabada 10-0-63-0, Parnell 8-0-56-1, Phehlukwayo 10-1-44-4, Imran Tahir 10-0-46-1, Behardien 2-0-15-0.

South Africa: Q De Kock c Head b Boland 178, R Rossouw lbw b Zampa 63, F Du Plessis b Boland 26, J Duminy c Warner b Boland 9, D Miller not out 10, F Behardien not out 5. Extras: (w4) 4. Total: (4 wkts, 36.2 overs) 295. Fall of wickets: 1-145, 2-268, 3-280, 4-280. Bowling: Worrall 7.2-0-50-0, Hastings 7-0-52-0, Boland 7-0-67-3, Marsh 8-0-66-0, Head 2-0-16-0, Zampa 5-0-44-1. � AFP

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De Kock hits 178 as SA cruise past Oz

CENTURION, Oct 1: Quinton de Kock hit a dazzling century to lead South Africa to a six-wicket win in the first one-day international against Australia at SuperSport Park last night.

The left-handed De Kock thrashed 178 off 113 balls, with 16 fours and 11 sixes, as South Africa made a challenging target of 295 look easy. The hosts won with 13.4 overs to spare.

�He was magnificent,� Australian captain Steve Smith said of De Kock. �It was a 370-380 wicket if you look back at it now. Someone (for Australia) had to get a big hundred like Quinton did.�

De Kock and stand-in fellow opener Rilee Rossouw put an inexperienced Australian pace bowling attack to the sword in an opening partnership of 145 off 104 balls before Rossouw missed a reverse sweep.

SCORECARD

Australia: D Warner c Phehlukwayo b Parnell 40, A Finch c Parnell b Phehlukwayo 33, S Smith lbw b Phehlukwayo 8, G Bailey c Miller b Steyn 74, M Marsh c De Kock b Phehlukwayo 31, T Head st De Kock b Imran Tahir 18, M Wade run out (Miller) 5, J Hastings c Behardien b Phehlukwayo 51, A Zampa c Miller b Steyn 12, D Worrall not out 6, S Boland not out 3. Extras: (LB-5, W-8) 13. Total: (9 wkts, 50 overs) 294. Fall of wickets: 1-64, 2-88, 3-90, 4-131, 5-172, 6-192, 7-271, 8-278, 9-286. Bowling: Steyn 10-0-65-2, Rabada 10-0-63-0, Parnell 8-0-56-1, Phehlukwayo 10-1-44-4, Imran Tahir 10-0-46-1, Behardien 2-0-15-0.

South Africa: Q De Kock c Head b Boland 178, R Rossouw lbw b Zampa 63, F Du Plessis b Boland 26, J Duminy c Warner b Boland 9, D Miller not out 10, F Behardien not out 5. Extras: (w4) 4. Total: (4 wkts, 36.2 overs) 295. Fall of wickets: 1-145, 2-268, 3-280, 4-280. Bowling: Worrall 7.2-0-50-0, Hastings 7-0-52-0, Boland 7-0-67-3, Marsh 8-0-66-0, Head 2-0-16-0, Zampa 5-0-44-1. � AFP