Johnson Charles Smashes A T20I Record Ton

Johnson Charles, a West Indies batsman, crushed a 39-ball century against South Africa in the second T20I at Centurion.

Charles entered the game early after Brandon King edged a Wayne Parnell pitch to slips. In his innings, Charles smashed 10 fours and 11 sixes. Finally, a Marco Jansen yorker at 118 wiped him up.

On his route to his hundred, Charles blasted the South Africa onslaught throughout the park. West Indies reached 179/4 in just 14 overs thanks to the massacre in 46 balls. The 34-year-old made his first T20I hundred with this score.

Sudesh Wickramasekara, Rohit Sharma, and David Miller all hold the record for the fastest T20I century. Charles’ hundred is the fastest by a West Indian in T20Is and joint second-fastest in the format.

Chris Gayle, who scored a century for West Indies against England in Mumbai during the 2016 ICC World T20, previously held the record.

West Indies’ final team score of 258/5 was their highest in T20Is.

In the three-game T20I series, West Indies is up 1-0.

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