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The experience of 12 first-class, 18 List A and 17 T20 games helped South Africa's opener and wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock to stay focussed as he helped his side to a one-sided victory over Bangladesh at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.
De Kock's knock of 95 (93b, 9x4, 2x6) was the mainstay of South Africa's total of 294 for eight but the 19-year-old from Johannesburg admitted afterwards he had been feeling the pressure coming into their opening game of the tournament.
"I'm still getting used to the conditions. The pitches are not very different to home, maybe it is a bit bouncier here. There are pressures of playing in a competition like this one. Playing first class cricket has helped me but the level we are playing at here is not much different to that."
Together with Theunis de Bruyn (63; 54b, 8x4, 2x6), de Kock added 52 runs for the third wicket after de Kock had put on 70 runs for the second wicket with Shaylin Pillay (27).
Chasing South Africa's total of 294 for eight, Bangladesh was unable to replicate its good batting form from the opening day's win over Sri Lanka, and was dismissed for 161 from 34.3 overs.
Moore, a late replacement for the usual South Africa spearhead Rabian Engelbrecht who was injured two days before the squad left for Australia, took three for 44 from 10 overs today.
"Rabian was important to us but we have covered his loss pretty well, with Vincent, and Lizaad Williams doing a good job for us today,'' de Kock said.
Williams did not take a wicket but his no wickets for 28 from seven overs ensured the Bangladesh top order was not able to get a flying start to its run chase.
Group D - South Africa beat Bangladesh by 133 runs at Allan Border Field, Brisbane
South Africa 294 for eight, 50 overs (Quinton de Kock 95, Thenuis de Bruyn 63, Murray Coetzee 29, Shaylin Pillay 27; Noor Hossain 3-44, Nasum Ahmed 3-45)
Bangladesh 161 all out, 34.3 overs (Anamul Haque 39, Al-Amin 33, Nurul Hasan 27; Vincent Moore 3-44, Shaylin Pillay 2-4, Corne Dry 2-34)
Player of the match â€“ Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
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