Quinton de Kock‘s explosive knock for the Lucknow Super Giants was the highlight of South Africans’ overseas exploits this past week.
The Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman smashed an incredible 140* off only 70 balls against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. His innings included 10 fours and 10 maximums as he sent the ball flying across the park.
The Lucknow Super Giants went on to clinch the high-scoring match by just two runs after a tense final over.
Kagiso Rabada picked up a wicket and Aiden Markram scored 21 runs as the Punjab Kings beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets in the IPL on Sunday.
Earlier in the week, Markram managed only two runs in a game that featured another low-scoring outing for 21-year-old Tristan Stubbs (two), when the Sunrisers lost to the Mumbai Indians by three runs.
Rabada also picked up a wicket last Monday with Anrich Nortje doing the same when the Delhi Capitals beat the Punjab Kings by 17 runs.
Nortje took another two wickets on Saturday, finishing with figures of 2-37 when the Mumbai Indians beat the Delhi Capitals by five wickets. This match also featured Dewald Brevis‘ knock of 37 off 33 balls that included one four and three sixes.
Faf du Plessis scored 44 off 38 as the Bangalore Royal Challengers beat the Gujarat Titans by eight wickets on Thursday. David Miller made 34 off 25 for the table-topping Titans.
In England, Simon Harmer was the pick of the South Africans as he claimed five wickets for Essex in their loss against Lancashire. This match also featured a 62-run knock from Dane Villas.