South Africa has chased the biggest target ever in T20I International cricket. In the second T20I International match played against West Indies, South Africa has written a new history by successfully achieving the target of 259 runs.

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Due to the stormy century innings of Quinton Dickock and the strong half-century of Hendricks, South Africa defeated the West Indies by 6 wickets.

South Africa wrote a new history

South Africa needed an explosive start to reach the mammoth target of 259 runs from the West Indies and the opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Hendricks performed this responsibility well. Both hit 152 runs in 105 overs for the first wicket and put the Caribbean bowlers on the backfoot. De Kock hit 100 runs in 44 balls, while Hendricks scored 68 runs in 28 balls.

Markram gave the finishing touch

After the dismissals of De kock and Hendricks, South African captain Adam Markram took the lead and scored an unbeaten 38 off 21 balls. Markram also got good support from Heinrich Klaasen, who scored a crucial 16 not out off just 7 balls. The target of 259 runs was achieved by the South African team with 7 balls remaining.

Stormy century by Charles

Earlier, after losing the toss, the West Indies did not have a good start to bat and Brandon King returned to the pavilion after scoring one run. After this, Kyle Mayers and Johnson Charles wreaked havoc with the bat and put on 135 runs for the second wicket.

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Charles scored the fastest century for the West Indies in this format, scoring 118 runs in 46 balls. At the same time, Mayers scored 51 runs in 27 balls. In the last over, Shepherd scored 41 runs in 18 balls, while Rovman Powell scored 28 runs in 19 balls, due to which West Indies managed to score 258 runs in 20 overs losing 5 wickets. With this victory, South Africa have now leveled the three-match series at 1-1.

By Ritik Sharma

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