Proteas

De Kock ton anchors Proteas

2015-10-18 13:56
Quinton de Kock (Getty Images)

Cape Town - An excellent century by Quinton de Kock anchored the Proteas innings in the third one-day international against India in Rajkot.

De Kock's 103 off 118 balls, along with a well constructed 60 by Faf du Plessis allowed the Proteas to reach 270/7 after their allotted 50 overs. At one point, it seemed that the visitors might easily reach 300, but the wickets of du Plessis, De Kock and AB de Villiers for the addition of only nine runs stopped any momentum the Proteas batsmen had built up.

Farhaan Behardien's 33 at almost a run-a-ball helped to ensure the Proteas reached 270. Indian spinners Harbhajan Singh (1/41) and Amit Mishra (1/38) were the standout bowlers for the hosts. 

Scores

Proteas

270/7 after 50 overs

De Kock 103 (118)

Du Plessis 60 (63)

Behardien 33 (36)

Singh (1/38 in 10 overs)

Mishra (1/41 in 10 overs)

Sharma (2/62 in 9 overs)

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