SA vs WI: 2 fastest T20 centuries in a match, so many sixes that one gets tired of counting, Gayle also left behind
Johnson Charles hits fastest T20 century for West Indies
Quinton Deacon also scored the second fastest century for South Africa.
New Delhi. The second T20 is being played between West Indies and South Africa at the Super Sport Park in Centurion. In this match, there was such a rain of fours and sixes that many records were destroyed in one stroke. In this match, South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first. But, West Indies wicketkeeper Batter Johnson Charles created a ruckus with the bat. Charles completed his century in just 39 balls and became the fastest batsman in T20 for the West Indies. He has broken the record of Chris Gayle. Gayle scored a century in 47 balls against England in 2016. The record of hitting the fastest century in T20 is in the name of South African batsman David Miller. He had scored a hundred in 35 balls. Rohit Sharma has also scored a century in the same number of balls in T20.
Johnson Charles was not bought by any team in the mini auction of IPL 2023 and now he has scored a blistering century. West Indies had batted first in the second T20 being played in Centurion. But, had lost the wicket of Brandon King in the very first over. However, this did not affect the Caribbean team. Johnson Charles, who came out to bat on the third, was in a different mood. Along with Kyle Meyers, he took a lot of news about South African bowlers. Charles completed his half-century in just 23 balls and hit the next 50 runs in just 16 balls.
In the 13th over of the West Indies innings, Charles completed his century in 39 balls with an aerial fire on the fourth ball of Sisanda Magala. Charles was dismissed in the 14th over. But, before that he hit 118 runs in 46 balls. Due to the fiery innings of Charles, West Indies scored 258 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 5 wickets. This is the biggest score of West Indies in T20. This is the fifth highest score in overall T20 cricket.
Meanwhile, the South African team, which came out to chase the target, also hit the target. Quinton Dickock also hit a century in 43 balls. This is the second fastest T20 century from South Africa. This is Dickock’s first T20 century. With this he completed the career triple. Meaning, he became the batsman to score a century in T20 after Test, ODI. Dickock hit 9 fours and 8 sixes to complete his century. Dickock got out after scoring 100 runs.
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Tags: chris gayle, Quinton de Kock, South Africa vs West Indies
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 26, 2023, 20:36 IST