ICC T20 World Cup: South Africa plummets Bangladesh

With this thumping win, South Africa are now top of the table in Group 2 with 3 points - as their match with Zimbabwe got washed out and are on huge NRR of +5.200. India on the other hand are on 0.500 NRR with 2 points.

South Africa plummets Bangladesh
South Africa plummets Bangladesh

ICC T20 World Cup saw rain affected games on 26th October and on 27th Ocotber, South Africa reined supreme over Bangladesh in the first game at Sydney. Bangladesh did not have any kind of answers to Rilee Russouw and Quinton de Kock aggression. Mainly, South Africa batsmen railed over bad line and length of Bangladesh bowlers and if someone looked to ball tighter lengths, their aggression did not let bowlers to find a good rhythm.

ICC T20 World Cup_ Rilee Russouw slams great century
ICC T20 World Cup_ Rilee Russouw slams great century

South Africa won the toss and elected to bat on a batting friendly track. But Captain Temba Bavuma (2) failed again and Rilee Russouw joined Quinton de Kock from the second over. Both the South Africa batsmen did not show any kind of respect to Bangladesh bowlers and kept hitting them all around the park. By 14.2 overs, South Africa scored 170/1, as both of them put 168 runs in 13.2 overs. Quinton de Kock (63) got out on 14.3 ball ending a superlatively attacking partnership.

Quinton de Kock and Rilee Russouw put up 168 runs
Quinton de Kock and Rilee Russouw put up 168 runs

Rilee Russouw continued to score more freely and completed his century off 52 balls. But to reach to his 100, he played slowly and South Africa lost some momentum. Still, they crossed 200 and ended up scoring 205/5 in 20 overs. Rilee Russouw ended up scoring 109 runs off 56 balls helping his team to plan on gaining Net Run Rate too. Bangladesh bundled out for meek 101 runs in 16.3 overs. Litton Das (34), Soumya Sarkar (15) managed to score good. Anrich Nortje (4/10) and Tabraiz Shamsi (3/20) helped South Africa to restrict Bangladesh.

Rilee Russouw gets emotional after completing his century
Rilee Russouw gets emotional after completing his century

With this thumping win, South Africa are now top of the table in Group 2 with 3 points – as their match with Zimbabwe got washed out and are on huge NRR of +5.200. India on the other hand are on 0.500 NRR with 2 points. India and Netherlands are fighting each other at Sydney in the same ground, by the time, we have updated this news article.

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