De Kock: I'm not one for planning

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The talented Quinton de Kock was characteristically unfazed, after becoming the fourth batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs in as little as 21 innings during South Africa's three-nil series win over Zimbabwe.

The talented Quinton de Kock was characteristically unfazed, after becoming the fourth batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs in as little as 21 innings during South Africa's three-nil series win over Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo this week.

De Kock scored a fine 63, 38 and 84 against the Zimbabweans – and joined England's Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott and West Indian Sir Vivian Richards in achieving the four-figure milestone.

"It doesn't interest me. It is more something for the fans to keep them interested. Some of the players do enjoy statisticis, but I'm very chilled about it.. I'm not one for planning," said de Kock.

"There are a few guys in the team that like to sit down and watch videos of the opposition. I like to hit a few balls in the nets and take it from there on the day."

The Proteas and hosts will soon undertake a seven-match limited-overs tri-series with Australia at the Harare Sports Club. Fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have been recalled for the second leg of the tour.

"The bowlers were solid throughout the series and so was our batting, there weren't any blow-ups. Luckily we are getting Dale and Morne back and we are coming against strong opposition in the-form of Australia," added batsman Faf du Plessis.

"When you play a team like that you have to be on top of your game. It's nice for us from a confidence point of view to have dominated Zimbabwe in the last three games."

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