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South Africa beat Bangladesh by 104 runs after Rossouw’s century

South Africa beat Bangladesh by 104 runs after Rossouw’s century

Rilee Rossouw became the first South African male to score a century in the ICC T20 World Cup while Anrich Nortje claimed 4/10 as the Proteas thrashed Bangladesh by 104 runs in their Super 12 match. After dropping crucial points against Zimbabwe due to a wash out, South Africa were looking for a huge win and they did just that.

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Rossouw smashed 109 off 56 deliveries and raised 163 runs for the second wicket with opener Quinton de Kock (63) as South Africa posted 205/5 in 20 overs. The, Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi (3/20) wreaked havoc as they shared seven wickets between to dismiss Bangladesh for 101 in 16.3 overs.

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Rilee Rossouw’s second T20I century helped the Proteas post a big total despite losing skipper Temba Bavuma (2) with just seven runs on the board. This was the biggest team total at the T20 World Cup 2022 so far, and Rossouw’s knock also broke several individual records.

Rossouw’s innings of 109 was the fifth largest in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup and the fourth fastest after Christ Gayle (48 balls and 57 balls) and Brendon McCullum (58 balls).

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Rossouw hit seven fours and eight massive sixes as his 163-run partnership with Quinton de Kock proved too much for Bangladesh. De Kock’s innings was slow in comparison, but he looked in excellent touch before scoring 63 from just 38 deliveries.

Express pace bowler Anrich Nortje took two Bangladesh wickets in his first over itself as he bowled with supreme pace to finish with career-best figures of 4/10. Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (3/20) and pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada (1/24) were the other bowlers to contribute to the damage. Rabada also produced a superb piece of fielding late as he threw down the stumps from close range to dismiss Hasan Mahmud.

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Brief Scores

South Africa 205/5 off 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 63, Rilee Rossouw 109; Shakib Al Hasan 2/33)

Bangladesh 101 all out in 16.3 overs (Litton Das 34, Soumya Sarkar 15; Anrich Nortje 4/10, Tabraiz Shamsi 3/20)