500 runs in a T20I: Proteas’ record for winning the chase

500 runs in a T20I: Proteas' record for winning the chase

500 runs in a T20I: Proteas’ record for winning the chase Cricket world witnessed 500 runs in one match for the first time in T20 International. South Africa set a record for the highest run chase in the history of 20 overs against West Indies in Centurion.

Chasing the 259 runs given by the Caribbean in the second T20 of the series on Sunday (March 26), the Proteas reached the target by losing 4 wickets in 18.5 overs. De Kock’s fastest century and Reza Hendricks’ devastating fifty took their collection to just 259 runs.

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Which is the highest run chase win record in the history of international T20 cricket. Earlier in 2018, Australia kept this record by chasing 243 runs given by New Zealand.

Meanwhile, the two Protea openers Quinton de Kock and Reza Hendricks started storming from the start to chase the big target in Centurion. South Africa scored the fastest team century in just 5.3 overs with the two batting. Earlier, West Indies set this record against Sri Lanka in 2021 in 6.1 overs.

De Kock scored his first century in his international T20 career after scoring a 15-ball fifty off 43 balls. By the time Raymon Riffer took de Kock on the way to the dressing room, the Proteas had a solid foundation for victory. De Kock was dismissed for 152 runs. His innings stopped at 9 fours and 8 sixes off 44 balls. Reza Thamen scored 68 runs off 28 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes. In the end, captain Aiden Markram ensured the team’s victory by scoring 38 runs off 21 balls with 4 fours and a six.

Jason Holder, Odin Smith, Raymon Riffer and Rovman Powell took one wicket each for the Caribbean.

Earlier, West Indies collected 258 runs after losing 5 wickets at the end of Charles’s first century in international T20. Charles reached the milestone in 39 balls and recorded the fastest century in T20 history for the Caribbean. The previous record was held by Chris Gayle. Gayle scored a 47-ball century against England in the 2016 T20 World Cup.

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Charles is number two in the world record for fastest century. David Miller, Rohit Sharma and Czech Republic’s Sudesh Wickramasekara have 35-ball centuries in this list. Charles scored 118 runs in 46 balls with 10 fours and 11 sixes before returning to the dressing room. In addition, Kyle Meyers played an important role in increasing the innings of the Caribbean by scoring 51 runs in 27 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes.

Marco Jansen took the maximum 3 wickets at the cost of 52 runs for the Proteas. Wayne Parnell took the remaining 2 wickets at the cost of 43 runs.

The Caribbean won the first T20 of the three-match series by 3 wickets. Proteas returned to parity in the series by winning the second match.