The South African wicketkeeper tried to accelerate the scoring rate after a slow start but was dismissed by Australian pacers Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins in the semi-final at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Hazlewood bowled a well-pitched ball that de Kock attempted to aggressively hit, resulting in an awkward connection and a catch by Cummins at mid-on. The wicket was the result of sustained pressure from the Australians, with Mitchell Starc also dismissing Temba Bavuma in the first over. Hazlewood has now dismissed de Kock 8 times in ODIs, making him the bowler with the highest number of dismissals against the South African player. This has limited de Kock to an average of just 15.75 with a strike rate of 4.36.