Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock continued his golden night. He grabbed a one-handed stunner against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to send back Venkatesh Iyer on Wednesday.
De Kock scored a scintillating century after LSG opted to bat first at the DY Patil Stadium. Alongside KL Rahul, he put on the highest opening partnership in IPL history (210) and the third-highest for any wicket.
The South African reached his century in 59 balls but took his finishing game up another level as he ended on 140* off just 70 balls. He followed it up in the very first over of KKR’s innings.
Iyer, going through a terrible IPL season, had an inside edge off Mohsin Khan that was traveling fast to de Kock’s right. The Proteas player dived across and grabbed the ball after it passed him, almost horizontal to the ground.
KKR playing XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Abhijeet Tomar, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy
LSG playing XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Evin Lewis, Deepak Hooda, Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Krishnappa Gowtham, Mohsin Khan, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi