South Africa’s marvellous and memorable marketing campaign got here to a tame finish within the ongoing ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup after Australia prevailed in a low-scoring dogfight in Kolkata within the second semi-final by 7 wickets on Thursday, November 16. South Africa scored simply 212 on a tricky floor the place the ball was seaming, swinging and spinning and made Australia combat for each run, earlier than the five-time champions finally obtained residence. South Africa’s marketing campaign ending meant it was the final time that Quinton de Kock performed an ODI for the Proteas.
De Kock had introduced earlier than the event that this World Cup could be his final within the ODIs and he made positive to finish it on a high-scoring 594 runs, together with 4 centuries, the one participant within the ongoing event to take action. Not simply with the bat, De Kock was additionally probably the most profitable wicketkeeper within the event with 20 dismissals and the closest to him is India’s KL Rahul with 16.
De Kock grew to become the primary wicketkeeper in World Cup historical past to attain a double of 500 runs and 20 dismissals in a single version of the World Cup. Adam Gilchrist has had 21 dismissals within the 2003 version however he mustered 408 runs with the bat. MS Dhoni had his greatest event in 2015 with the gloves effecting 15 dismissals, however he aggregated solely 237 runs.
Most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in a single version of the World Cup
21 – Adam Gilchrist (2003)
21 – Tom Latham (2019)
20 – Alex Carey (2019)
20 – Quinton de Kock (2023)
17 – Kumar Sangakkara (2003)
17 – Adam Gilchrist (2007)
De Kock was one of many massive the reason why South Africa certified for the semi-finals. Nevertheless, some excellent bowling from Australia and poor fielding and captaincy from South Africa price them a maiden World Cup last place. David Miller together with his outstanding ton did assist his facet publish a aggressive rating on that floor, however it was at all times going to be powerful after a 6-over 60 begin by the Aussies.
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