1st T20I: De Kock, de Villiers overwhelm Bangladesh

De Kock scored his runs off 44 balls and shared an 79-run partnership with AB de Villiers as South Africa piled up a total of 195 for four after winning the toss.

Quinton de Kock scored his highest Twenty20 international score to lead South Africa to a 20-run victory over Bangladesh.   -  AFP

Quinton de Kock scored his highest Twenty20 international score of 59 to lead South Africa to a 20-run victory over Bangladesh on Thursday in the first game of the series.

De Kock scored his runs off 44 balls and shared an 79-run partnership with AB de Villiers as South Africa piled up a total of 195 for four after winning the toss.

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Bangladesh fell short in its reply, finishing on 175-9 despite a bludgeoning start in which Soumya Sarkar struck 47 off 31 balls before a review had him trapped lbw to Andile Phehlukwayo, who finished with figures of 2-25 off his four overs.

There were two wickets for debutant Robbie Frylinck, including the vital wicket of Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan for 13.

The home triumph was built on the second-wicket partnership between De Kock and De Villiers, who added 49 off 27 balls.

Bangladesh threatened to make full use of perfect batting conditions as it started with purpose and was averaging more than 10 runs an over before wickets began to tumble and its run rate was pulled back.

Bangladesh completes its five-week tour with a second T20 international in Potchefstroom on Sunday. It was comprehensively beaten in two tests and hammered by South Africa in the three one-day internationals.