On Sunday, the second T20I match between South Africa and West Indies took place at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The game witnessed an enthralling display of batting prowess, with both teams scoring impressively.
West Indies batted first, and Jonathan Charles led the charge by registering the joint third-fastest century in T20I history. Charles played an exceptional inning of 118 runs off just 46 deliveries, smashing 11 sixes and 10 fours. His innings surpassed Chris Gayle’s record to become the fastest century by a West Indian batsman in T20Is. With Charles’ contribution, West Indies set a target of 258/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
During the chase, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock launched a counter-attacking inning and played a pivotal role in leading his team to victory. De Kock scored a magnificent century off just 44 deliveries, propelling South Africa to their highest successful chase in the history of T20Is. His innings included 12 fours and 5 sixes, and he received valuable support from his teammates such as Reeza Hendricks smashed 68 runs on just 28 balls as the South African team reached the target of 259 runs with four balls to spare.
Overall, the match showcased a thrilling display of batting skills and was a testament to the exciting nature of T20 cricket. Quinton de Kock was declared as the Player of the Match for his fabulous performance.