Quinton de Kock scored 59 against Bangladesh on Thursday. Photo: Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

A Quinton de Kock half-century helped South Africa crack 195 for four in their T20 International against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein on Thursday.

Having won the toss and elected to bat first, the Proteas lost Hashim Amla early. But De Kock (59 from 44 balls) and AB de Villiers (49 from 27 balls) hammered 79  from 51 balls together.

De Villiers looked on his way to a maiden T20 International century, before he holed out.

Once De Kock was trapped in front, the Proteas stuttered somewhat.

However, David Miller (25 not out from 19 balls) and Farhaan Behardien (36 not out from 17 balls) finished strongly, with 62 added off the last five overs.

Bangladesh left-arm spinner Mehidy Hasan had the best analysis of the bowlers, picking up the wickets of Amla and De Villiers to finish with 2/31 off four overs.


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