Quinton de Kock’s dazzling ton powers South Africa to highest successful T20I run chase | Cricket News resportsnews

New Delhi: The Supersport Park in Centurion witnessed a batting mayhem as South Africa thrashed West Indies by six wickets to register the highest-ever profitable run chase in T20Is.
A whopping 517 runs have been scored within the match as bowlers from either side have been taken to the cleaners.
For the hosts, it was opener Quinton de Kock, who hit a 43-ball century to set a stable platform for the chase, following which West Indies posted their highest T20 rating of 258 for 5.
Johnson Charles scored the quickest T20I century for the West Indies within the shortest format after the hosts opted to bowl first in a batting paradise. The 34-year-old Charles introduced up his century in 39 balls, eight lower than Chris Gayle’s earlier greatest. He hit 11 sixes – half of West Indies’ whole for the innings – which equaled the document 22 in an innings set by Afghanistan towards Eire three years earlier.
Charles was ably supported by Kyle Mayers (51) in a 135-run second-wicket partnership, adopted by Romario Shepherd’s 41 not out.
South Africa began with a bang in reply and made one other T20 document by scoring 150 runs with out loss within the first 10 overs.
De Kock took 43 balls to achieve his century, however went straight after ending a gap partnership of 152 with Reeza Hendricks, who scored 68 off 28 balls.
De Kock mentioned, “I later informed Reeza that we did one thing particular there. I used to be searching for a T20 hundred for some time and to do it on my dwelling floor was one thing particular.”
The pair managed to cut back the required run price, permitting the skipper aiden markram (38 not out) gave his staff a powerful victory with seven balls to spare.
West Indies captain Rovman Powell mentioned, “It was a loopy sport. Once we got here to bowl, we thought we had finished sufficient. They put strain from the primary ball and we did not reply.”
The batsman-friendly pitch noticed him hit a complete of 35 sixes and 46 fours in a run feast to an enthusiastic crowd, taking the very best whole in a T20 Worldwide to 517.
South Africa tied the three-match T20I collection with the final match being performed on the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

West Indies received the primary match by three wickets on Saturday.
(with inputs from Reuters)

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