South Africa registers highest successful run chase in the record-breaking match vs West Indies in 2nd T20I
It started with South Africa winning the toss and putting the West Indies out to bat first. The Caribbean team didn't have a great start and lost Brandon King (1) on the third ball of the first over. But then, they had a brilliant second wicket partnership.
Kyle Mayers and Johnson Charles added 135 runs off just 58 balls. Mayers got out after scoring 51 off 27 while Charles smashed the fastest T20I century for the West Indies off just 39 balls. He made 118 off 46, with 10 fours and 11 sixes.
Rovman Powell (28 off 19) and Romario Shepherd (41* off 18) played some brilliant cameos in the end to help West Indies post their highest T20I total of 258/5 in 20 overs. It looked like an impossible target to chase, but the South African openers had some other plans.
Quinton de Kock smashed the fastest T20I half-century for his country off 15 balls. He and Reeza Hendricks added 102 runs in the power play, which is also the most ever. Both batters added 152 runs in just 10.5 overs. De Kock brought up his maiden T20I century.
He scored 100 off 44 balls with nine fours and eight sixes. Hendricks also scored a 22-ball fifty and made 68 off 28 balls, including 11 fours and two sixes. They set a brilliant platform for a record-breaking chase.
In the end, an excellent cameo from skipper Aiden Markram (38* off 21) helped South Africa register the highest successful run chase in history. They made 259/4 in 18.5 overs and won the game by six wickets with seven balls to spare. South Africa now holds the record for the highest chases in ODI and T20 cricket.