Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
1 minute read
5 Dec 2013
5:28 pm

De Kock carries Proteas to huge total

Wesley Botton

Quinton de Kock smashed his second career ton, with South Africa racing to an impressive 358/4 in the first one-day international against India at the Wanderers.

Quinton de Kock of South Africa hits a six during the 1st Momentum ODI match between South Africa and India at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on December 05, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images)

De Kock, playing his 14th ODI, made 135 runs off 121 balls, with 18 fours and three sixes, before he was caught and bowled by part-timer Virat Kohli in the 42nd over.

The 20-year-old left-hander was well supported by fellow opener Hashim Amla, who made 65 in a 152-run stand for the first wicket.

After De Kock was removed, Proteas captain AB de Villiers, who hit a quickfire 77 off 47 deliveries, and JP Duminy, who smashed an unbeaten 59 from 29, carried the hosts to a formidable total.

Seamer Mohammed Shami led the touring side’s bowling attack, taking 3/68.

India, who won the toss and chose to bowl first, need 359 runs to win.