Watch: Quinton de Kock gets stung by a bee, misses easy stumping in Johannesburg Test

first_imgStrange things happen on a cricket field by what happened with Quinton de Kock late on Day 2 of the fourth Test takes the cake.South Africa had Australia reeling at 91 for 4 with a lead of 397 runs and had the chance to pick up the fifth wicket when Shaun Marsh stepped out of his crease to play a flighter delivery from Keshav Maharaj, but he missed the ball.Quinton de Kock, who had just taken a brilliant catch to send back Usman Khawaja in the previous over, shelved the chance and gave a reprieve to Marsh in what seemed like an easy stumping chance.Steve Smith’s father dumps son’s cricket kit in family garage, says ‘He will be fine’But replays revealed the truth behind the missed stumping as de Kock got stung by a bee at the very same moment which is why he couldn’t collect the ball and Marsh got away.WATCH DAVID WARNER’S EMOTIONAL APOLOGYHere is what exactly happened on the final ball of the 31st over bowled by Maharaj.30.6: K Maharaj to Marsh, STUMPING CHANCE MISSED! Marsh slinks down the ground and goes past the tossed up ball outside off. But it stays low and passes through de Kock’s legs. Hard to blame the keeper here but yes, there will be a blemish against his name now. Shaun is lucky to be batting out there. He picks up a bye. Oh dear, replays show that de Kock was stung by a bee which put him off completely and he couldn’t collect the ball. Ouch!advertisementAfter all that has happened in the last few days, the Aussies have resorted to asking insects to help them. #RSAvAUS #qdk #beesting pic.twitter.com/qEhFMEW6twRick Joshua (@fussballchef) March 31, 2018Bees have in the past caused problems at the Wanderers stadium. Last year a beekeeper had to be called to the ground to get rid of a swarm of bees that interrupted play in the pink ODI between South Africa and Sri Lanka.Steve Smith a cry baby: British media has no sympathy for fallen Australian heroThe series between the Proteas and the Aussies has been in the news for all the wrong reasons thanks to the spat between David Warner and de Kock in the first Test which was followed by the Kagiso Rabada-Steve Smith incident when the fast bowler brushed his shoulder after getting him out and got a two-match ban from the ICC which was later overturned.Ball-tampering row: Australia captain Tim Paine eager to ‘build back the respect of fans’Then the ball-tampering scandal happened on day 3 of the third Test at Cape Town which resulted in Smith, Warner getting a one-year ban from Cricket Australia while Cameron Bancroft was banished for 9 months.Smith was also stripped of captaincy and won’t be getting back the post before two years while Warner will never be considered for the post. Smith and Warner also got banned from IPL 2018 while coach Darren Lehmann will also step down after the Johannesburg Test.David Warner was coached to avoid specific questions, says body language expertBut the bee-sting incident managed to put a smile on the faces of everybody on the ground after all that has happened in the past one week. Commentator Mark Nicholas even went on to say that this was the highlight of the series for him.The hosts were earlier bowled out for 488 in the first innings with Aiden Markram top-scoring with 152 runs while Temba Bavuma made 95 not out.Australia in reply, with its morale in pieces following the cheating saga of the last week, collapsed to 110/6 still 378 runs behind at stumps on the second day of the series decider at the Wanderers.last_img

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