1st T20I: Rilee Rossouw Stars on Debut as South Africa Thrash Australia

Rossouw reached his half century from 32 balls, and finished with 78 from 50 deliveries, including three sixes and seven boundaries.

Updated: November 05, 2014 22:02 IST
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Rilee Rossouw hit 78 to seal victory for South Africa.


Adelaide: Rilee Rossouw blazed 78 on his Twenty20 debut and shared a 129-run second-wicket stand with Quinton de Kock as South Africa opened the three-match series against Australia with a seven-wicket win on Wednesday.

Australia batted first and was restricted to 144-6 from 20 overs, with Shane Watson scoring 47 and James Faulkner unbeaten on 41.

It was nowhere near enough on a batting-friendly pitch at the Adelaide Oval, with the South Africans reaching 145-3 with an over to spare.

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