Rossouw scores 104 as South Africa beats Bangladesh. South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 104 runs on Thursday, largely thanks to a century from Rilee Rossouw. And a 163-run partnership between Rossouw and Quinton de Kock.
While the rain held off, the Proteas posted a formidable 205 for five thanks in large part to 109 from the left-handed Rossouw. He smashed eight sixes and seven fours around the Sydney Cricket Ground.
After the morning showers subsided, Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed removed Temba Bavuma, the captain, in the first over. But that merely drew Rossouw and de Kock together. Rain returned to force a break just before the end of the powerplay. And the South African partnership had already put on 60 runs by the time Taskin’s second over had gone for 21.
Rossouw scores 104 as South Africa beats Bangladesh
Bangladesh was 66-5 after 10 overs and all out for 101 after 16.3 overs when paceman Anrich Nortje (4-10) picked up where the batters left off by taking three top-order wickets, including the dangerous Shakib Al Hasan for one.
“It’s great to get a hundred in a winning cause,” Rossouw added. “I’m pleased with how I played today, but the two points we earned are what really matter.” South Africa won the toss and elected to bat in their second Group 2 match. But weather forced them to abandon what looked like a sure victory in their Super 12 opener on Monday in Hobart.
After De Kock was caught in the deep, the innings stuttered, and Rossouw, who had been dropped on the boundary on 88, had a tense moment before completing the century with a single off the 52nd delivery he faced. After some early fireworks, the South Africans sputtered in the later innings. And Shakib got rid of Rossouw when he hooked a delivery to Litton Das in the covers.
In the presence of the bulk of the fans, Bangladesh got off to a promising start in their innings, but it was always difficult for them to repeat their first-ever T20 World Cup victory from Monday’s second round. Litton scored 34 runs. But South African spinner Tabraiz Shamsi got 3-20 to keep the wickets falling, and Nortje came back to finish off the rout by clean bowled Taskin.