Rossouw, Nortje power South Africa to huge win over Bangladesh


Rilee Rossouw smashed the first hundred of this year’s Men’s T20 World Cup as South Africa completed a statement 104-run win over Bangladesh in Sydney.

Rossouw flogged 109 from 56 balls, including eight sixes and seven fours, as South Africa posted 205-5.

He put on 163 with Quinton de Kock in a second-wicket partnership, the highest stand in the tournament’s history.

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Fiery quick Anrich Nortje then took 4-10 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 101 in 16.3 overs.

Rossouw’s score was the fifth-highest in the Men’s T20 World Cup and South Africa’s first hundred.

He repeatedly cleared the leg-side boundary and reached his fifty in 30 balls and three figures in 52.

Rossouw did not play for the Proteas between 2016 and July this year after taking a Kolpak deal, but having hit 100 not out against India earlier this month, has centuries in back-to-back competitive T20s.

The only other player to achieve that feat in men’s internationals is Gustav McKeon of France. (BBC Sport)

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