The independent voice of cricket

Indian Premier League

Watch: ‘How about this for reaction?’ – Quinton de Kock somehow deflects rapid, head-high Anrich Nortje beamer for six

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Lucknow Super Giants opener Quinton de Kock ducked to evade an accidental beamer from Delhi Capitals’ Anrich Nortje, only for his trailing bat to deflect the ball for six.

With his side needing 60 off 42 balls in their chase of the Capitals’ total of 149, South Africa’s de Kock was shocked by a 88mph beamer from his compatriot Nortje. Caught by surprise, the opener ducked and seemed to take his eyes off the ball, but left his bat up as he turned his head. To the surprise of Murali Kartik on commentary, the ball flew off the middle of de Kock’s hanging bat and sailed over the third man boundary for six. De Kock’s reaction, however, suggested there was some intent in the stroke, with him recreating the shot in discussion with his batting partner Deepak Hooda.

On 53 at the time of the beamer, the opener went on to score 80 off 52 balls to lead the Super Giants to a six wicket victory with two balls remaining.


Watch Quinton de Kock deflect an Anrich Nortje beamer for six

Sign up to bet365 across the IPL, to be entered into a draw for the chance to win a Wisden poster of your choice, terms and conditions apply, more information here. 18+ begambleaware.org

Have Your Say

Become a Wisden member

  • Exclusive offers and competitions
  • Money-can’t-buy experiences
  • Join the Wisden community
  • Sign up for free
Latest magazine

Get the magazine

12 Issues for just £39.99