Quinny beats Orcas to the finals


The Seattle Orcas qualified for Monday’s final of the Major League Cricket tournament thanks to the flashy bat of Quinton de Kock.

The South African wicketkeeper smashed 88 unbeaten runs from just 50 deliveries against the Texas Super Kings. His innings included 14 boundaries and his 117-run second-wicket partnership with Shehan Jayasuriya paved the way to an eventual nine-wicket victory.

De Kock undoubtedly likes to bat against the Texas team – he also scored a fifty against them in the group stage.

“I just didn’t want to have played in another qualifying match,” he joked as he accepted his player of the match award.

“I did my best to pull the wagon through the drift and we would like to end the tournament on a winning note.”

The Super Kings at least get another chance to make it to Monday’s final when they play against MI New York in the last qualifying match on Saturday.

“It is a big challenge that awaits us and we will definitely have to be on our toes. Still, it’s a new game and every team starts on a clean slate,” said Faf du Plessis, Super Kings captain.

  • Summary of the scorecard:

Texas Super Kings 126/9 in 20 overs: Daniel Sams 26*, Devon Conway 24 and Andrew Tye 3/32.

Seattle Orcas 127/1 in 15 overs: Quinton de Kock 88*, Shehan Jayasuriya 31* and Rusty Theron 1/20.