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SA vs NZ: Quinton de Kock guided me throughout the innings, says Rassie van der Dussen after win

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SA vs NZ: Quinton de Kock guided me throughout the innings, says Rassie van der Dussen after win

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Rassie van der Dussen heaped praise on Quinton de Kock after South Africa’s huge win over New Zealand in the World Cup 2023 and said that the opener guided him throughout their partnership in Pune on November 1.

The match was marked by the exceptional performances of De Kock and Van der Dussen, whose centuries played a pivotal role in South Africa’s victory.

De Kock led the charge with a 116-ball 114, marking his fourth century of the World Cup. His innings was studded with eight fours and three sixes, one of which brought up his century.

Rassie van der Dussen, on the other hand, exploded late into the game to score a 118-ball 133, his second ton of the tournament. Van der Dussen’s innings included nine fours and five sixes, showcasing his aggressive batting style. His performance was crucial in maintaining the momentum set by de Kock and further strengthening South Africa’s position in the match.

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The partnership between de Kock and van der Dussen was a game-changer for South Africa. Together, they put on a 200-run partnership, effectively thwarting New Zealand’s attempts to make inroads into the South African batting line-up.

Their combined efforts led South Africa to a comprehensive 190-run victory over New Zealand, ending South Africa’s run of five straight first World Cup defeats by New Zealand since 1999.

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Speaking at the post-match presentation, where he was adjudged as the Player Of The Match, Van der Dussen praised De Kock and said he guided him well throughout his innings. The South African batter felt that there was something on offer for the bowlers if they were bowling on good length and they communicated it to the team.

Van der Dussen would continue to sing the praises of De Kock and said the opener advised him to hold his shape while playing the shots and try to hit thorough the line.

“Yeah. I thought we batted pretty well upfront. The run rate was around four but Quinny played really well. He guided me throughout the innings and we batted nicely. Worked out perfectly for us.”

“There was something in it for the bowlers if you bowl on good length. There was something in it for the bowlers and we communicated it to our bowlers. The Test match length was hard to hit today.”

“Quinny was brilliant there. He told me to hold the shape while playing the shots and try to hit through the line. Miller and the guys coming in later did a fine job at the end of the innings.”

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Nov 1, 2023

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