IND vs SA: Rilee Rossouw slams maiden T20I ton
Top-order batter Rilee Rossouw has slammed his maiden century in T20I cricket. He reached the three-figure mark in the third T20I against India at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore. It was his fourth century in international (three in ODIs). His blistering knock helped South Africa post a mammoth 227/3 after India them put them in to bat. Here are the key stats.
A terrific knock by Rossouw
SA had a decent start, with Quinton de Kock faring well. Although SA lost Quinton in the 13th over, Rossouw kept the Proteas afloat. The latter touched the 50-run mark off just 27 balls. He shared two 50+ stands with Quinton and Tristan Stubbs, respectively. Rossouw eventually completed his maiden century in T20I cricket. He smashed 100* off 48 balls (7 fours, 8 sixes).
Rossouw completes 500 runs in T20I cricket
Rossouw made his T20I debut in November 2014 against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. In 21 T20Is, he has racked up 558 runs at an average of 37.20. He has a brilliant strike rate of 152.87 in the format. The tally includes four 50+ scores. Rossouw has smashed 53 fours and 25 sixes in T20I cricket so far.
A terrific comeback by Rossouw
Rossouw staged a terrific comeback after recording two back-to-back ducks. He smashed his second 50+ score of 2022. His last five scores in the format read 100*, 0, 0, 31, and 96*.
Rossouw signed Kolpak deal in 2017
Earlier this year,Rossouw played his first international for South Africa in over five years (4 vs ENG, 1st T20I). In 2017, he had signed a Kolpak deal Hampshire offered him a contract. He continued to ply his trade in England's domestic tournaments and other global T20 leagues. The top-order batter finally returned to the South African set-up.