Rilee Rossouw hit the primary hundred of the 2022 T20 World Cup on Thursday when he reached the three-figure mark, off 52 balls, towards Bangladesh in Sydney. He’s the primary South African to attain a T20 World Cup hundred.
Rossouw now has the fourth-fastest hundred in a T20 World Cup. Brendon McCullum obtained it off 51 balls towards Bangladesh in 2012 and is third on the checklist. Chris Gayle holds the file for the quickest and second-fastest lots of, off 47 (2016) and 50 (2007) balls, respectively.
Rossouw’s second consecutive T20I hundred makes him solely the second batter after France’s Gustav McKeon to realize the feat in males’s T20Is.
Rossouw had smashed his first T20I century as South Africa put up its fourth-highest whole within the format, and India collapsed in its chase of 228 within the third and last T20I in Indore.
Simply days after turning into the youngest man to attain a T20I century, France’s opener McKeon rewrote data books by being the primary batter to attain back-to-back centuries in T20Is.
McKeon adopted up his 61-ball 109 towards Switzerland with a 101 off 53 balls towards Norway on the 2024 T20 World Cup Europe Sub-Regional Qualifier Group B, in Finland, in July this yr.
Rossouw placed on an 85-ball 163-run second-wicket partnership with Quinton de Kock, who fell for a 38-ball 63. Rossouw was finally dismissed for a 56-ball 109, having struck seven fours and eight sixes.
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