Quinton de Kock's fabulous start ends in vain

The Proteas were set to chase 80 runs in nine overs in a rain-reduced encounter at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Knowing the weather could play spoilsport, De Kock decided to go after the bowling from the word ‘go’.

Chatara came on to bowl the first over for Zimbabwe and De Kock whacked him for 4,4,4,6 and 4 off the first five deliveries. He took a single in the last ball of the first over. Richard Ngarava left arm seamer came to bowl the second over. Quinton de Kock who faced the second over has smashed him for 4 fours. N,0,4,4,4,0,4. When the rain intervened in the match Quinton de Kock was in 47*(18). The rain has the final say and the game has been called off. It is not the first time South Africa has been dented by the rain in a World Cup and it might not be the last.