Rilee Rossouw hit the first century of this year’s Men’s T20 World Cup as South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 104 runs in Sydney.
As South Africa posted 205-5, Rossouw flogged 109 from 56 balls, including eight sixes and seven fours.
In a second-wicket partnership with Quinton de Kock, he put on 163, the highest stand in the tournament’s history.
Quick as a flash After that, Anrich Nortje took 4-10 as Bangladesh was bowled out for 101 in 16.3 overs.
Rossouw’s score was the fifth-best in the Men’s T20 World Cup, and it was South Africa’s first century.
He repeatedly cleared the leg-side boundary on his way to 50 in 30 balls and three figures in 52.
Rossouw did not play for the Proteas between 2016 and July of this year after signing a Kolpak contract, but he has centuries in back-to-back competitive T20s after hitting 100 not out against India earlier this month.
South Africa were denied by rain in a washout against Zimbabwe, but this win propels them to the top of Group 2 and reaffirms their status as a team to be reckoned with.