South Africa chases highest ever total in T20Is!

Now, South Africa created record for highest successful run chase in T20Is. They chased down 259 runs target with 6 wickets remaining. Also, 7 balls still remaining in the innings. West Indies scored huge 258/5 in 20 overs and South Africa chased it in 18.5 overs.

South Africa chases down highest ever score in T20Is
South Africa chases down highest ever score in T20Is

South Africa has the record for chasing down 438 runs against Australia. They chased down 438/9 score in 49.5 overs and created ODI highest successful run chase record. Now, South Africa created record for highest successful run chase in T20Is. They chased down 259 runs target with 6 wickets remaining. Also, 7 balls still remaining in the innings. West Indies scored huge 258/5 in 20 overs and South Africa chased it in 18.5 overs.

Quinton de Cock scored 100 for South Africa in record chase
Quinton de Cock scored 100 for South Africa in record chase

They scored 259/4 with the help of Quinton de Kock 100 from 44 balls. Reeza Hendricks scored 68 runs off 28 balls for South Africa. Both the openers have given South Africa a platform to push for easy win. They have scored 152 runs for first wicket in 10.5 overs. Aiden Markram scored 38 runs off 21 balls to finish the successful chase along with Heinrich Klaasen (16). South Africa has become the first team to chase down a massive target in T20Is with balls remaining. Quinton de Kock won player of the match for his innings for South Africa.

Quinton de Cock and Reeza Hendricks have put on 152 for South Africa to win
Quinton de Cock and Reeza Hendricks have put on 152 for South Africa to win

West Indies had been asked to bat first after South Africa won the toss. Johnson Charles scored 118 off 46 balls to give West Indies such a massive total. Kyle Mayers scored 51 runs off 27 balls. Romario Shepherd scored 41 runs off 18 balls to push the score further. Rovman Powell (28), Odean Smith (11) helped him. Marco Jansen (3/52) and Wayne Parnell (2/43) managed to take wickets for South Africa. Odean Smith (1/36), Raymon Reifer (1/42), Rovman Powell (1/27) and Jason Holder (1/48) took wickets for West Indies.

Johnson Charles slammed century in 39 balls for West Indies against South Africa
Johnson Charles slammed century in 39 balls for West Indies against South Africa

After 438 runs chase, this match remains to be historic in T20 International Cricket. Both belonging to South Africa and in their own country, shows the quality of pitches. Centurion is known for being batting friendly but this is torture for bowlers. South Africa chasing down such massive target easily shows quality of their batting. It also raises doubts on quality of West Indies bowling while their batting looks too strong. 3rd T20I has become interesting with West Indies and South Africa winning one each.

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