Fans were left red faced at Lord’s cricket when Quinton De Kock was among the sunames diplayed
The scoreboard flashed up the surnames of players “Kock, Willey and Ball,” much to the delight of the crowd.
It managed to raise a few giggles among some eagle-eyed match fans, while others marvelled at the perfect storm that had led the three players’ surnames to be displayed in that order.
The cricket players in question are South African Quinton De Kock, Yorkshire player David Willey and England player Jake Ball.
It was welcome light relief during the match, which saw England suffer a batting collapse that led to them losing their one-day international at Lord’s.
The hosts collapsed to 20 for six overs as Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell got the top order.
England saw a collapse of four wickets in seven balls, spearheaded by Rabada's pace.
The scoreboard read Kock, Willey and Ball at the England V South Africa match
It was England’s worst start to a one-day innings at Lord's.
England did their best to fight back, and had felt confident after winning the three-match series in Southampton on Saturday, but their batsmen seemed to lack focus, sports commentators said.
But England players Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali were not playing and Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett were rested, leaving them at a disadvantage.
Yorshire player David Willey's surname was featured on the hilarious scoreboard
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England player Jake Ball's surname rounded out the memorable scoreboard
The match was their final before the Champions Trophy.
They will play Bangladesh at The Oval in the first match on Thursday.
And, thankfully they remain the favourites to win that match.