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ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Rilee Rossouw becomes 1st South African to score a century in T20 World Cup

Rilee Rossouw, who just scored 100 not out off 48 balls in his previous T20I innings against India at Indore early this month, scored match-winning 109 runs in 56 balls against Bangladesh at Sydney.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 30.10.2022
Rilee Rossouw becomes 1st South African to score a century in T20 World Cup

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The 33-year-old South African cricketer Rilee Rossouw became the tenth batter and first South African to score a century in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history when he scored his second T20I century against Bangladesh in the recent Group 2 match of the Super 12 stage at Sydney.                      

Rilee Rossouw, who just scored 100 not out off 48 balls in his previous T20I innings against India at Indore early this month, scored match-winning 109 runs in 56 balls against Bangladesh at Sydney. The left-handed batter came to bat at the third position. After scoring the first 50 runs in 30 balls, Rossouw completed his second T20I century in 52 balls.

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Here are some crucial stats of Rilee Rossouw’s latest T20I century. 

(Men’s T20 World Cup)

  • First South African to score a century in Men’s T20 World Cup.

  • First century in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.

  • Fourth fastest century in Men’s T20 World Cup.


Player (Team)

Balls to complete 100 runs

Opposition

Date

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

47

England

16th March 2016

Chris Gayle (West Indies)

50

South Africa

11th September 2007

Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

51

Bangladesh

21st September 2012

Rilee Rossouw (South Africa)

52

Bangladesh

27th October 2022

Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan)

58

Bangladesh

30th March 2014

 

  • It was the 10th century in Men’s T20 World Cup.

  • After Indian Suresh Raina (101 vs South Africa at Gros Islet in 2010) and New Zealander Brendon McCullum (123 vs Bangladesh at Pallekele in 2012), Rossouw became the third non-opener to score a century in Men’s T20 World Cup.

  • Rossouw’s 109 is the fifth highest individual score in a Men’s T20 World Cup match.


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(Overall)


  • After French cricketer Gustav Mckeon (July 2022), Rossouw became the only second cricketer to score T20I centuries in back-to-back innings. However, Mckeon recorded that in his consecutive games, while Rossouw didn’t bat in the previous T20I against Zimbabwe.

  • After David Miller, Rossouw became the second South African to hit two T20I centuries.

  • Sixth batter to score two T20I centuries in a calendar year. The other five cricketers in this list are New Zealander Colin Munro (2017), Indian Rohit Sharma (2018), Czech Sabawoon Davizi (2022), Swiss Faheem Nazir (2022) and French Gustav Mckeon (2022).

  • After Swiss Faheem Nazir (July 2022) and French Gustav Mckeon (July 2022), Rossouw became the third cricketer to score two T20I centuries in the same month.

 

South Africa added crucial 2 points with a 104-run win

Rossouw’s 109 and Quinton de Kock’s 63 off 38 balls helped the toss winner South Africa to post the first innings total of 205/5 in 20 overs. In reply, Bangladesh were bundled out for just 101 runs in 16.3 overs.   

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