'Mazak bana ke rakh diya'- Twitter can't contain its excitement as South Africa chase down record-breaking 258 against West India

South Africa defeated West Indies chasing down a massive 258 in T20I match. Twitter has been buzzing after this win.

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In what was an enthralling encounter between South Africa and West Indies, history was created as South Africa chased down a mammoth total of 258 to register their victory in the Men's T20. Johnson Charles made the fastest century in Men's T20 in just 39 balls and contributed massively to the Windies' innings. However, the South African batsmen put up a clinical performance, led by Quinton de Kock, who smashed his way to a stunning century in just 44 balls.


West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first, hoping to set up a huge target for the Proteas. They got off to a blistering start, thanks to the explosive opening duo of Evin Lewis and Johnson Charles. They put on 96 runs in just 7.5 overs, with Charles smashing the South African bowlers all over the park. He made 118 in 46 balls, with 10 fours and 11 sixes. Kyle Mayers and Romario Shepherd also chipped in with valuable contributions to help the Windies post a massive total of 258 runs on the board.

In reply, South Africa needed an exceptional batting performance to chase down the massive total set by the West Indies. They started off positively, with the opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks taking on the West Indian bowlers. De Kock was in a league of his own as he smashed his way to a stunning century, with 9 fours and 8 sixes to his name. Hendricks played his part too, scoring 68 off 28 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes. The duo put on a 160-run partnership for the opening wicket, which set the foundation for a successful chase.

The rest of the South African batsmen chipped in with useful contributions, with Aiden Markram remaining not out at 38 off 21 balls. They chased down the mammoth total with four balls to spare, creating history and registering the biggest run chase in the history of T20I.


Overall, it was an exceptional game of cricket, with both teams putting up a scintillating display of batting. However, it was South Africa who emerged victorious in the end, thanks to an outstanding batting performance led by de Kock and Hendricks. The fans were treated to a spectacular game of cricket, and the match will be remembered for a long time to come.

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