Watch: Rovman Powell almost injures himself after pulling his body to save 2 kids at the boundary line during South Africa vs West Indies 2nd T20I match
The West Indies cricketer Rovman Powell injures himself after pulling his body from crashing with 2 small kids at the boundary line during the 2nd T20I between South Africa and West Indies.
Talking about the clash, the visitors West Indies asked to bat after South Africa skipper Aiden Markram won the toss. Batting first, West Indies posted a mammoth total of 258 runs on the board.
Johnson Charles was looked in great form as he smashed 118 runs from 46 balls with the help of 10 fours and 11 sixes. Kyle Mayers played a quick cameo by scoring 51 off just 27 balls.
Chasing the target, South African openers Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks provided a flying start as both batters added 152 runs for the first wicket. Reeza Hendricks scored 68 runs from 28 balls before returning to the dressing room. Quinton de Kock was seen in great touch with the bat as he slammed 100 runs which consists of 9 fours and 8 sixes to his name.
It was quite special out there: Quinton de Kock
In the end, Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klassen took responsibility and finished off the game by remaining unbeaten on 38 and 16 runs respectively. Quinton de Kock was adjudged Player of the Match for his match-winning knock of 100 runs.
He shared a few words during the post-match presentation. "Quite special. Just he did what Reeza does. It was quite special out there. Just pick the right options, just give our side a bit of hope and that is what we needed.
Playing at Centurion, we know we can get a lot of runs here. The ball travels here quite a bit. We knew we could catch up here and especially with the nature of the wicket. It was quite a road out there.
(On scoring his first T20I ton) Quite special, I have been searching for it for a while. We don't play too much T20I cricket at Centurion but to do that at my home ground was quite special," Quinton de Kock was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
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SPIRIT OF CRICKET - Rovman Powell puts his body on the line and nearly injures himself instead of crashing into two little ball boys. Top humanitarian effort by the WI Captain! pic.twitter.com/KNNWcR5Jpg— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) March 26, 2023