South Africa vs Bangladesh At the Sydney Cricket Ground, Rilee Rossouw hit the first century of 2017 T20 World Cup to lead South Africa to a commanding 104-run victory over Bangladesh. His powerful 109, along with Quinton de Kock’s 163 for the second wicket—the second-highest partnership in tournament history—helped his team reach the highest total of the 2022 edition.
Anrich Nortje’s three-wicket burst against the South African spinners caused Bangladesh to falter in their 206-run chase after a promising beginning. Nortje concluded with his best T20I stats of 4-10, and Tabraiz Shamsi claimed three wickets.. As a result of being bowled out for 101, Bangladesh has now suffered their worst loss in this format.
Rossouw was the one who truly cut Bangladesh. Following his debut century against India last month, he hit his second consecutive century in a T20I. Rossouw knocked out Bangladesh’s greatest bowler during the Powerplay on this more significant occasion, and he didn’t let up as he pounded down eight sixes and seven fours in his 56-ball romp. De Kock, who scored 63 off 38 balls while hitting seven fours and three sixes, was a good foil for him.
Sixes are falling in Sydney
South Africa vs Bangladesh The first-over dismissal of Temba Bavuma turned out to be a boon for South Africa. The Bangladeshi attack was savaged by Rossouw and de Kock, who removed 21 from Taskin Ahmed’s second over. At that point, de Kock was the aggressor, but Rossouw swiftly regained control by hitting three sixes and a four in the following two overs.
During the Powerplay, South Africa had to put up with a 22-minute rain delay, but Bangladesh only received that brief reprieve.
When hitting in that area, Rossouw hammered six of his eight sixes between long-on and wide long-on, smashing 57 runs off 19 balls. His seven fours were distributed a little more liberally, while his other two sixes were hammered through backward square-leg.
De Kock used the reverse-sweep and cut shot to great effect as he made the majority of his fours through point and third-man. He primarily hit his three sixes through midwicket.