Navi Mumbai, April 8 (H.S.). Lucknow Super Giants wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock played a key role in his team’s 6-wicket win against Delhi Capitals with an explosive 80 off 52 balls, earning him the ‘Player of the Match’ for his match-winning knock. ‘ Awarded.
After the match, Quinton de Kock said, “I play according to the situation. 150 against Delhi Capitals was a chaseable target but we made sure we didn’t go out of our limits. We just wanted to keep wickets in hand.
Quinton de Kock put on 73 runs for the first wicket with his captain KL Rahul and then put on a 36-run partnership for the third wicket with Deepak Hooda to take his team closer to victory. He hit nine fours and two sixes in his innings of 80 runs.
De Kock said, “Obviously, Prithvi showed with his batting that it is easy to bat on the pitch and I also felt that the wicket was a little low and the slow balls were catching. It was a matter of straight play.”
De Kock’s 80-run knock paved the way for Lucknow Super Giants to win their third consecutive win of the season. Under the leadership of KL Rahul, the Lucknow team has now won three out of four matches and is now second in the IPL points table. Lucknow Super Giants will now face Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.