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.
A stunning hundred from Johnson Charles 🤩#SAvWI | https://t.co/xdTsAZTwIm pic.twitter.com/awSjov97i0— ICC (@ICC) March 26, 2023
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
|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|
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.