The opening batsman of the South African Cricket Team Quinton De Kock has hoped that he will get more opportunities like this in future, as he remained not out on 138 off just 96 balls but could not score due to rain in the first One-Day International (ODI).
It was a paradise for batsmen as England scored 399/9 in 50 overs and South Africa were going strong on 250/5 in 33.3 overs when the rain intervened. De Kock may have needed some more support from others as well and he could have gone on to score 200 there.
De Kock would have been first South African batsman to score double century but he was more disappointed about his team's loss. He said that they could have pulled it off if Ab De Villiers had stayed with him for a longer period but he was caught at the boundary.
The 23-year-old said that the result could have been different if De Villiers would not have been caught as the six would have changed a lot. He said that it was still nice innings and De Kock is sure that a lot more will come from his bat in the future as well.
De Kock has already scored 9 centuries in ODI Cricket and he is only 23, so there is surely a long career infront of him. The left-handed batsman said that they would have fought with the English side till the end if it had rained as they needed 150 off 99 balls.