Quinton de Kock runs out of Fakhar Zaman (File Photo)
Johannesburg: The second match of the series of three ODIs between South Africa and Pakistan was played on Sunday. In the second match, it was rained by the records as Fakhar Zaman played a memorable innings, which cannot be forgotten for a long time. Fakhar Zaman had rescued the sixes of the South African bowlers. SA vs PAK 2nd ODI 2021: Fakhar Zaman’s record innings lost, South Africa wins second ODI
Explain that Pakistan’s team was chasing a mammoth target of 342 runs. There was a time when Pakistan’s team would be all out within 200. Pakistan lost their five wickets for 120 runs. South Africa had got hold of the match and started moving towards a unilateral victory.
Fakhar Zaman scored 193 runs in 155 balls with the help of 18 fours and 10 sixes. Fakhar Zaman was only 7 runs away from his double century and returned to the pavilion after a runout. The way South Africa’s wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is run out by him remains in the limelight. The way he got out, hardly anyone expected it.
Brilliant from quinton de kock pic.twitter.com/FTt8xUyIUw
– Ibrahim (@Ibrahim_elat) April 4, 2021
Fakhar Zaman was runout in the last over. Pakistan then needed 30 runs to win. The strategy by which Quinton de Kock made Fakhar Zaman runout made Fakhar Zaman also aghast. Actually, Quinton de Kock did the trick and showed a finger towards the bowler, in such a situation, Fakhar Zaman felt that the throw might be coming to the bowling end and he slowed down a bit while taking the second run. Instead of throwing the ball towards the bowler, Fielder threw the ball to Quinton de Kock who went straight to the stumps and Fakhar got out.
De Kock’s run-out in this way was also criticized on social media by calling him a ‘fake fielding’. So some people also supported this run out. Former Pakistan fast bowler Soeb Akhtar has raised objections by tweeting and said, was it not against the run out game sentiment?
Was this run out by @ QuinnyDeKock69 against the spirit of the game?
I’d leave it for you guys to decide. 4#PAKvSA
– Shoaib Akhtar (@ shoaib100mph) April 4, 2021
From Phehlukwayo shouting at Faheem “Man this isnt Karachi” to Quinton De Kock “Fake fielding gesture” to fakhar zaman …
– Crico 🇵🇰 (@Khadija_hon) April 4, 2021
Tonight Quinton de Kock will pass a sleepless night. Stand in front of the mirror young man. You need to apologize to the batsman publicly. You have embarassed great cricketers of your country.
– Makarand Waingankar (@wmakarand) April 4, 2021
– Shifa Habib (@shifa_habib) April 4, 2021
– Hassan Fareed (@ HassanF72740866) April 5, 2021
– priya sharma (@iplteamtrolls) April 4, 2021
– Tweeter (@tweetersprints) April 4, 2021
Everyone to de Kock: pic.twitter.com/4OZEZRupam
– irony_boi (@ dange_patil_10) April 5, 2021
– Shivansh Tiwari (@shivantastic) April 5, 2021
South Africa won the match by 17 runs. Having won 1-1 matches in both, they have equaled the series. Now the last ODI between the two will be played at Supersport Park Stadium on Wednesday. The team that wins the last match will also take possession of the series.