Quinton de Kock proves he is no baby with the bat with second ODI ton

Quinton de Kock featured in a 152-run opening stand with Hashim Amla to lay the foundation for a solid South African score at the Wanderers.

updated: December 06, 2013 03:02 IST
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Quinton de Kock made the perfect use of a 'vacancy' in the South African top order to prove that his batting form was in the pink of health as the baby-faced wicket-keeper-batsman smashed his second ODI century at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Thursday. Twenty-one in less than a fortnight, de Kock opened the South African batting after first-choice opener Graeme Smith was given "personal leave" by the team management. If Smith had played, De Kock would have batted lower down the order. The local lad was out for a career-best 121-ball 135 (18 x 4, 3 x6), caught and bowled by part-time medium pacer Virat Kohli in the 42nd over. (Highlights)

De Kock's knock proved to be a match-winning one as South Africa bundled out India for 217 to comprehensively win the game by 141 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. He was elated with his performance, but maintained that it was a team effort that won them the game. (Dhoni blasts Indian bowling)

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