Rossouw’s brilliant performance saw South Africa beat Bangladesh by 104 runs

Rossouw’s brilliant performance saw South Africa beat Bangladesh by 104 runs. Sydney Riley-Rousseau scored his maiden Twenty20 World Cup century and forged a 163-run partnership with Quinton de Kock to lead South Africa to an emphatic 104-run victory over Bangladesh on Thursday.

The muscular left-hander Russ hit eight sixes and seven fours in his 109 runs around the Sydney Cricket Ground, while de Kock scored 63 as the Proteas managed to escape the rain to reach 205 for five.

Pacer Enrich Noortje (4-10) led the way as the batsmen were dismissed with three top-order wickets, including a dangerous one by Shakib Al Hasan, and Bangladesh 66-6 after 10 overs.

Was on 5 and was all out for 101 after 16.3 overs.

Rossouw’s brilliant performance saw South Africa beat Bangladesh by 104 runs

Russo said, “To score a century to win is fantastic.”

“I’m very happy with my performance today but more importantly, we got two points.”

After missing out on a possible victory in their abandoned Super 12 opener due to rain in Hobart on Monday, South Africa was once again in the elements after winning the toss and electing to bat in their second Group 2 match.

After the rain cleared in the early afternoon, Bangladesh pacer Tasin Ahmed removed skipper Temba Bawama in the first over but only brought Rousseau and de Kock together to wreak havoc.

Tasin’s second over went for 21 runs and when the South African duo returned for a rain break shortly before the end of the power play, the South African pair had scored 60 runs.

The innings stalled after de Kock was dismissed in the deep and there was a nerve-racking moment for Russo as he was dismissed for 88 before reaching the century mark on the 52nd ball.

After the initial fireworks, the South Africans finished badly and Shakib eventually dismissed Russo when the batsman bowled Liton Das at the cover.

Bangladesh, roared on by a huge crowd, made a bright start to their innings but backing up their maiden win in the second round of the T20 World Cup on Monday always looked a big ask.

Lytton top-scored with 34 but South African spinner Tabriz Shamsi took 3-20 and Nortje bounced back to clean bowl Tasin to complete the dismissal.

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