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South Africa’s world record chase, fastest century and half century record broken in a single match

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SA vs WI

SA vs WI T20: The second T20 match played between South Africa and West Indies was filled with many cricket records. The West Indies team, batting first in this match, scored 258 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. In front of such a big target, any team in the world could easily lay down arms. But the African team achieved this total by losing only 4 wickets in 18.5 overs. This is the biggest chase in the history of T20 cricket.

South Africa made world record

The South African team, which came to chase 259 runs, did not look backward anywhere in this match. The pair of Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks had put 102 runs on the board in the first 6 overs for Africa. At the same time, by the end of 10 overs, the pair had scored 149 runs. From here, De Kock got out after scoring 100 runs in 44 balls. After this Riley Russo also got out after scoring 16 runs in 4 balls.

The South African team also crossed the 200-run mark in 14 overs. In the last 5 overs, the African team needed 49 runs to win. And he/she chased this target easily on the 5th ball of the 19th over. Apart from de Kock’s century, Hendricks scored an inning of 68 runs. And Aiden Markram remained unbeaten after scoring 38 runs. Please tell that in this match, De Kock completed his/her fifty in just 15 balls, which is the fastest for the African team.

Charles’s innings went bad

At the same time, while batting first in this match, the West Indies team also put 258 runs on the board. The hero of this innings was Johnson Charles. In this match, Charles hit the century in 39 balls and holds the record for scoring the fastest century for the West Indies. Charles scored an inning of 118 runs in 46 balls with the help of 11 sixes and 10 fours in this match. At the same time, 51 runs also came from the bat of Kyle Meyers. Apart from this, 41 runs came off the bat of Romario Shepherd.

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