Johnson Charles slams record T20I ton

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West Indies batter Johnson Charles bludgeoned a 39-ball hundred in the second T20I against South Africa at Centurion.

Coming in early after Brandon King edged a Wayne Parnell delivery to slips, Charles hit 10 fours and 11 sixes in his innings. He was eventually cleaned up at 118 by a Marco Jansen yorker.

Charles blasted the South Africa attack all around the park on the way to his hundred. The 46-ball carnage helped West Indies to 179/4 in merely 14 overs. This was a maiden T20I hundred for the 34-year-old. 

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

Fastest T20I hundreds

Player  Balls taken Opponent
David Miller (South Africa) 35 Bangladesh
Rohit Sharma (India) 35 Sri Lanka
Sudesh Wickramasekara (Czech Republic) 35 Turkey
Sivakumar Periyalwar (Romania) 39 Turkey
Zeeshan Kukikhel (Hungary) 39 Austria
Johnson Charles (West Indies) 39 South Africa


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The earlier record for West Indies was held by Chris Gayle, who hit a 47-ball hundred against England in Mumbai during the ICC World T20 2016. 

West Indies finished with 258/5, their highest team total in T20Is.

West Indies lead the three-game T20I series 1-0.


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