SA vs BAN T20 World Cup: Rilee Rossouw scores century, Nortje picks 4 to beat Bangladesh by 104 runs
With a 168-run partnership between Rossouw and man-in-form Quinton de Kock, the Proteas set the stage and Anrich Nortje and the company did the rest.
New Delhi: Rilee Rossouw’s second consecutive century in a T20I paved the way for an easy victory against Bangladesh. With a 168-run partnership between Rossouw and man-in-form Quinton de Kock, the Proteas set the stage and Anrich Nortje and the company did the rest. After sharing points with Zimbabwe, South Africa gained two crucial points with a massive 104-run win over the Bangla tigers.
Bangladesh started off well as Temba Bavuma again failed to perform as he got out to an outside-off delivery by Taskin Ahmed. After that, it was Rossouw and de Kock’s show. Rilee Rossouw hit 8 sixes and 7 fours to score 109 off just 56 balls while de Kock scored a 38 ball 63 hitting three maximums. After a firepowered hundred against India in the T20I series and a century in the T20 World Cup, Rossouw seems to be playing on a different tier.
In the 15th over, Afif Hossain managed to break the partnership as Quinton miss hit the ball to hand a catch to Soumya Sarkar. After that, Bangladesh bowled well in death as they gave just 29 runs in the last four overs and picked up three wickets.
Bangladesh started the batting in style as a four by Najmul Hossain Shanto and two consecutive sixes by Sarkar off Rabada helped them collect 17 runs in the first over. After Soumya Sarkar was dismissed for 15 off 6, things went downhill for Bangladesh. Anrich Nortje struck by sending both the openers back to the pavilion and came back in his next over to dismiss Shakib Al Hasan. Wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi did the rest in the middle overs and picked three Bangladeshi batters.
While there is a conversation about will the five penalty runs cost Bangladesh the match, the Asian team lost by a massive margin where the penalty and the extras did not matter.