In the Indian Premier League 2022, on Wednesday, Lucknow Super Giants defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by two runs in the last over to book a playoff ticket. The hero of this victory was Quinton de Kock, who played a brilliant innings of 140 not out off 70 balls. De Kock was also adjudged man of the match. Lucknow Super Giants scored 210 runs in 20 overs without losing a wicket, in reply KKR’s team could only manage 208 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. After the match, de Kock has given the reason for his aggressive century celebration.
De Kock said, ‘I was a little tired after this innings. I think after the century there was frustration inside me which came out. It feels great that I came to the crease and played such an innings. I was looking forward to playing such an innings and it feels great to play now.
De Kock said, ‘I didn’t think the match would be so close. KKR played a great game. They took advantage of the conditions well, at one point it seemed that the match was out of our hands. But that catch from Evin Lewis changed things for us. As the saying goes, good catches make you win matches.