AUSTRALIA: Riding on Rille Rossouw’s fantastic century and Quinton de Kock’s half-century, South Africa defeated Bangladesh by 104 runs in Match 22 of the T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Stage, at the SCG in Sydney, on Thursday. South Africa (SA) won the toss and elected to bat first.
South Africa innings
Quinton de Kock and skipper Temba Bavuma opened the innings for SA. Taskin struck in his very first over by dismissing SA batsman Bavuma. But, in the next over, SA scored 21 runs and gained momentum.
SA scored 60 runs in 5.3 before it started to rain. Fortunately, the game resumed again without any loss of overs, and SA finished the powerplay 63-1.
Rille Rossouw was looking very impressive and he completed his half-century in only 30 balls. With both Rossouw and de Kock in the middle, SA scored 117 runs in just 11 overs.
They also completed a 100-run partnership in the same innings. Meanwhile, Bangladesh (BAN) also got a penalty of 5 runs in the same over. In the next over, de Kock completed his 50 runs in 34 balls.
SA lost de Kock (63) in the 15th over, but enough damage was already done by him. After de Kock’s departure, SA was 176-2 in 15 overs with 5 overs still to go.
In the end, SA scored a huge total of 205 runs thanks to Roussouw’s exceptional 109 off 56 balls. Although it is a big total, they looked 20 runs short considering they were 176 already in 15 overs.
From Bangladesh, Al Hassan remained the peak of the bowlers, taking 2 wickets, and Rahman only gave 25 runs in 4 overs.
Soumya Sarkar and Najmul Shanto opened the innings for BAN and they scored 17 runs in the first over of Rabada. But Nortje removed both the openers in the third over.
At the end of the power play, BAN lost 4 wickets and scored 47 runs. From here it was almost South Africa’s game.
BAN kept losing wickets at a rapid pace and it was almost impossible for them to win the match from here.
In the end, BAN was all out for 101 only and lost the game by 105 runs. Nortje took 4 wickets while Shamsi took 3 wickets for SA.
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