SA vs WI, 2nd T20I: Scored Over 500 Runs, Record-breaking Number of Boundaries
SA vs WI, 2nd T20I Highlights: Quinton de Kock scored a counter-attacking century as South Africa chased down 259 to beat West Indies in the second T20I at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday.
A record-breaking T20I was played between South Africa and the West Indies, with boundaries being scored for fun. First it was the turn of the West Indies batting to pillage as they stormed to their first ever 250-plus total in T20I history.
The Rovman Powell-led tourists must have found a total of 258/5 to be enough, but South Africa were ready with a response to the match. They needed seven deliveries less than their opponents to overhaul the target in a frantic finish in Centurion. There were two centuries in Johnson Charles and Quinton de Kock and a couple of fifties in Kyle Mayers and Reeze Hendricks.
South Africa and West Indies, who set up a thrilling minute-long contest in the rain-curtailed first T20I in Centurion on Saturday, improved less than 24 hours later at the same venue to produce a run-fest for the ages.
As it went on, the hosts, buoyed by Quinton de Kock's stunning hundred and Reeza Hendricks' 68, smashed the 259-run target with seven balls to complete the most successful run-chase in the format. as the highest match total in all of men's T20 cricket.
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South Africa now hold the record for the highest successful run in both ODIs and T20Is, having achieved the landmark of 438/9 (target: 435) against Australia in Johannesburg in 2006.
West Indies (Playing XI): Rovman Powell(c), Nicholas Pooran(w), Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Brandon King, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Raymon Reifer, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell, Odean Smith
South Africa (Playing XI): Aiden Markram(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi Kagiso Rabada
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