The star of South African lineup were Hashim Amla and the captain of South Africa. Amla played a poor short and got out early. DeCock got stranded after captain also got out. De Villiers did not look good after playing some good shots and got out cheaply. de Kock never gave up. He completed his century with a marvelous stroke.
He was congratulated by his partner and the South African crowd. The match was very exciting and fast paced. South Africa had a full chance of winning the match. The thunderstorm was expected from one side of the stadium, but luckily it did not rain for a long time.
The rain was predicted and heavy shower was always supposed to hit the match. The clouds were darker and water filled. The game went on to a very interesting point where dekock was still batting with 138 not out and South Africa had lost five wickets.
It was a magical moment and the game was on for both teams. England still had Moin Ali to bowl some more overs in his spell. They were expecting to bowl the South Africans out. The incredible resistance of dekock was the only hope alive for the green caps.
Quintin DeKock Innings M11- IPL 2016 by ptvcricketofficial
Suddenly the drizzling started and the showers were pouring down to the ground. The Duckworth Louis method came into play in the rain situation. And South Africa were a 39 runs short of 290. Therefore the match had to go to the England’s favor if it did not stated.
That was the situation at the most exciting time when rain washed away the hopes of South Africa and the players were called off by the umpires. The English team did not bother it. They loved it and they knew with a huge total of 399, they will win now. That’s exactly what happened later. But in the end the man of the match was the hero DeCock with his unbeaten innings right from the start.