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SA vs ENG 2019-20: ”Don’t Know How to Use the Kooka” – Dale Steyn on Jofra Archer

Published 12/30/2019, 2:45 AM EST

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South Africa’s experienced pacer Dale Steyn shared his views on whether Jofra Archer can use a Kookaburra ball. England speedster gave away six runs an over in the second innings of the first Test between South Africa and England. Although Archer has picked a five-wicket haul, he conceded 102 runs in 17 overs.

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Dale Steyn, who is currently playing in Australia for Big Bash League, didn’t follow the first Test between South Africa vs England. He took to Twitter and asked former South Africa cricketer Jacques Rudolph about match updates where a journalist replied Quinton de Kock is hitting Jofra Archer all over the park.

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Dale Steyn on Jofra Archer


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Archer gave away three sixes and a four by Quinton de Kock, as South Africa went to put up a big total. Steyn felt the South Africa batsman is too good for England seamer, who doesn’t know how to use a Kookaburra ball.

“Quinny too good for him, don’t know how to use the kooka! Haha,” wrote Steyn on Twitter.


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As far as the game is concerned, England won the toss and opted to field first. Put into bat, South Africa posted a total of 284. Quinton de Kock scored 95 off 128 in the first innings where Stuart Broad and Sam Curran took a 4-wicket haul each.


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On the other hand, England managed to put up 181 on the board. Joe Denly was the highest scorer for the side with a half-century. For South Africa, Vernon Philander picked up a 4-wicket haul while Kagiso Rabada took 3.

In the second innings, South Africa put up 272 runs on the back of Rassie van der Dussen’s 51. Vernon Philander also scored 46 off 68 where Jofra Archer took a fifer. England opener Rory Burns scored 84 whereas Kagiso Rabada bagged 4 wickets. Anrich Nortje picked up 3 wickets and restricted England within 268. However, their all-round show helped South Africa win by 107 runs.

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