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Johnson Charles Breaks Chris Gayle’s Report As West Indies Publish 258/5 Towards South Africa In 2nd T20I

Johnson Charles scored 118 off 46 balls within the first T20I vs South Africa on Sunday.© AFP

Jonathan Charles registered the joint third-fastest century in T20I historical past as West Indies piled up a complete of 258/5 towards South Africa within the second T20I on the SuperSport Park in Centuiron on Sunday. Charles slammed 118 off simply 46 balls, smashing 11 sixes and 10 fours as surpassed Chris Gayle to turn out to be the West Indies’ quickest centurion within the shortest format of the sport. Charles reached triple figures in 39 balls whereas Gayle had achieved the identical feat in 47 deliveries.

Charles and Kyle Mayers added 135 runs in simply 58 balls for the second wicket stand, earlier than the latter was dismissed on 51 (27).

West Indies have been heading in the right direction for the largest ever T20I whole — 278 by Afghanistan towards Eire in Dehradun — however misplaced fast wickets down through the demise overs.

Ultimately, the guests needed to accept 258/5.

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