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‌SA vs. BAN | Twitter responds to Nassau’s demons haunting de Kock while Sakib produces jaffa

By Vaseline Jun10,2024

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Cricket is one of those rare sports where the playing conditions matter a lot in dictating the nuances of the game. While New York’s drop-in pitches came under constant scrutiny, Quinton de Kock’s dismissal from Tanzim Hasan Sakib’s bowling led to further debates about on-field demons.

Unlike any other captain, Aiden Markram decided to bat first in tricky conditions at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium as South Africa took on Bangladesh. While Reeza Hendricks continued with his lean patch and got stuck in the first over, Quinton de Kock looked unfettered and attacked the opposition bowlers into a jaffa from Sakib.

Having already hit a pair of sixes and a four in ten balls, De Kock was looking to make another big hit before a good length delivery got the better of him on the third ball of the third over. Sakib came around the wicket at wide angle and threw the white stone into the southpaw, who was hit on the inside edge as he tried to swing hard. The ball stayed a little low and crashed on the top of the stump as De Kock failed to judge the low height after a sporadic rising delivery in the previous one.

The fact that a wide delivery before the dismissal took a steep leap after hitting one of the cracks in the field raised questions about the quality of the drop-in strip, sending the Twitterverse into an uproar.

What a delivery!

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