A scintillating ton from top-order batter Rilee Rossouw helped South Africa to an emphatic 105-run victory over Bangladesh in their second Super 12 fixture of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on Thursday.
Batting first, the Proteas raced to 205 for five in 20 overs, courtesy of a record-breaking century by Rossouw. The left-hander smashed 109 runs off 56 balls with the help of seven fours and eight sixes. He became the first South African player to score a century in T20 World Cup.
Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock hammered 63 runs off 38 balls. For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan claimed two wickets and gave 33 runs.
Defending the mammoth total, South Africa speedster Anrich Nortje sent back two Bangladesh batters in his first over and bowled at extreme pace to finish with career-best figures of 4/10. Wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (3/20) bagged a three-wicket haul, while pace-spearhead Kagiso Rabada (1/24) took just one wicket in his three overs.
Bangladesh will be up against Zimbabwe in Brisbane on Sunday morning, while South Africa next lock-horns with India in Perth the same day in the afternoon.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Mpumelelo Mbangwa (@mmbangwa) October 27, 2022
— Lisa Sthalekar (@sthalekar93) October 27, 2022
— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) October 27, 2022
Best-ever bowling figures by a 🇿🇦 in a #T20WorldCup
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) October 27, 2022
Amazing knock Rilee!!!
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) October 27, 2022
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) October 27, 2022
It was a swashbuckling display by Rilee Rossouw & Quinton de Kock, a partnership of 165 almost with a strike rate of almost 200 & how Anrich Nortje exploded in the middle of the pitch. His was genuine express pace. BD barring the first 10 deliveries of their innings were at sea.
— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) October 27, 2022
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) October 27, 2022
Hit-The-Deck No. 1 – Anrich Nortje 🙂
Just remembered some bollywood movies of old 😂😂
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) October 27, 2022
(Roussouw, Miller, DeKock Stubbs, Markram) and that fast bowling group vaults South Africa into that upper echelon group in this tournament.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) October 27, 2022
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) October 27, 2022