Mohammed Siraj Strikes Early as Quinton de Kock Falls to Chopped Stumps during IND vs SA 2023 World Cup Clash

Mohammed Siraj made an early breakthrough as Quinton de Kock's stumps were shattered during the IND vs SA match in the 2023 World Cup. Get all the details and updates on this exciting cricket match.

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Mohammed Siraj as he cleans up Quinton de Kock during ODI World Cup 2023 India vs South Africa 37th Match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

In a thrilling clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Mohammed Siraj delivered a crucial early breakthrough by dismissing Quinton de Kock during the IND vs SA World Cup 2023 match. De Kock, known for his explosive batting prowess, fell victim to a mistimed shot that resulted in the ball crashing onto his middle stump. This dismissal set the tone for an intense encounter between India and South Africa. Let's dive into the details of this significant moment in the match.


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The Early Wicket

The pivotal wicket of Quinton de Kock was claimed by the skilled Mohammed Siraj in the second over of South Africa's run-chase. Siraj bowled a well-directed length ball that angled in towards the left-handed batter. De Kock, failing to move his feet, attempted a drive towards the cover. However, his shot took an inside edge, resulting in the ball chopping onto the stumps. The bails were sent flying as the Proteas lost their first wicket with just six runs on the board.


Quinton de Kock's Departure

Quinton de Kock, who had been in sensational form throughout the 2023 World Cup, departed for a mere five runs off ten balls. His innings included one boundary, but the chop onto the stumps abruptly ended his stay at the crease. Despite this early dismissal, de Kock remains the leading run-scorer in the tournament, accumulating an impressive 550 runs in eight matches.

Virat Kohli's Record Ton and India's Total


Following de Kock's dismissal, India put up a formidable total of 326/5 in their allotted 50 overs. Virat Kohli, showcased his brilliance with the bat as he scored an unbeaten century. Kohli's knock of 101 runs off 121 balls included 10 boundaries, displaying his exceptional batting skills. With this century, Kohli not only anchored India's innings but also equaled the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most centuries in the 50-over format.

Contributions from Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja

Apart from Kohli's heroics, Shreyas Iyer played a vital role in India's innings, scoring a well-crafted 77 runs off 87 deliveries. His innings included two maximums and seven boundaries, providing crucial momentum to the Indian team. Captain Rohit Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also made valuable contributions, scoring 40 (off 24 balls) and an unbeaten 29* (off 15 balls), respectively.


South African Bowlers' Performance

The South African bowling attack, though unable to break through consistently, managed to restrict India to a score of 326/5. Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi all claimed a wicket each. Despite their efforts, they were unable to contain the Indian batsmen entirely, allowing them to build a formidable total.

Semifinal Spots Secured


Both India and South Africa have solidified their places in the semifinals of the 2023 World Cup. India's dominant run has placed them at the top of the points table with seven consecutive wins. A victory in this match would further consolidate their position. On the other hand, South Africa, with six wins out of seven matches, suffered their only defeat against the Netherlands.


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The early dismissal of Quinton de Kock by Mohammed Siraj set the tone for an intense clash between India and South Africa in the 2023 World Cup. Virat Kohli's unbeaten century, supported by contributions from Shreyas Iyer, Rohit Sharma, and Ravindra Jadeja, propelled India to a formidable total of 326/5. The South African bowlers put up a valiant effort, but they were unable to contain India's batting firepower. Both teams have secured their places in the semifinals, setting the stage for thrilling encounters in the remainder of the tournament.

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