South Africa defeated West Indies by chasing down their highest-ever T20I score. To level the series at 1-1, Quinton de Kock smashed a fine ton for his team. Following a 152-run opening partnership with Reeza Hendricks, who made 68 off 28 balls, De Kock departed after 43 balls after reaching his century. Before this, the visitors batted first and posted a mammoth 258/5 total. Johnson Charles scored a century, and Kyle Mayers scored a fifty to contribute to this result.
As a result of Johnson Charles’ leadership, the West Indies reached 258-5, a record T20 score at the Pretoria test venue. As a result of their batters’ effort, they got a formidable total. In just 39 balls, St Lucia’s 34-year-old set a West Indies record for the fastest century, eight balls faster than Chris Gayle’s previous record.
South Africa’s most effective bowler, Marco Jansen, bowled Charles for 118 off 46 balls. His eleven sixes accounted for half of the West Indies innings total, equaling the record of 22 set by Afghanistan three years ago against Ireland.
South Africa tied the three-match series with the final T20 match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg, to be played on 28th March 2023. Yesterday the West Indies won by three wickets in the first match.