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South Africa vs West Indies, 2nd T20I at Centurion, SA v WI, Mar 26 2023 - Match Result

RESULT
2nd T20I, Centurion, March 26, 2023, West Indies tour of South Africa
(18.5/20 ov, T:259) 259/4

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
100 (44)
quinton-de-kock
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Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: @PeterDellaPenna
Scorecard summary
West Indies 258/5(20 overs)
3/52 (4)
51 (27)
2/43 (4)
South Africa 259/4(18.5 overs)

5.34 pm So Johnson Charles strikes a 39-ball century in the first innings and hardly anybody will remember it. Quinton De Kock makes his maiden T20I century in the chase as part of a blistering 152-run opening partnership in little more than 10 overs to make sure the home fans will leave Centurion with smiles across their faces. South Africa level the series 1-1.

West Indies captain Rovman Powell: "It was pretty pretty crazy. When we came off halfway, we thought we had enough. But credit to Quinton De Kock and Reeza Hendricks. They applied pressure from ball one. [On Johnson Charles] We told him to go hard from ball one and he did that today. The guys are going in the right direction. It's just to take the things we did well today and take it into the third T20I. This is the seventh game I've been on the T20 circuit that we scored 240 or 250 runs and we lost so I'm quite used to it now. The fast bowlers, it was not their day today so we tried to take pace off. It only get spicier and nicer for the fans. The fans have been good so it's good entertainment for them today."

Player of the Match is Quinton De Kock for his maiden T20I century: "[On the partnership with Reeza Hendricks] "It was quite special. He was the silent assassin. When I got out he said, 'We just did something really special and we should be proud of what we've done.' We just wanted to give our side a bit of hope and that's what we did. Playing at Centurion, we know we can get a lot of runs here. The ball travels here quite a bit. We knew we could catch up here and especially with the nature of the wicket. It was quite a road out there. [On making his first T20I century] It's quite special. I've been searching for it for quite awhile. We haven't played much T20Is here and when we do I seem to be given off so to be able to do it here was quite special."

South Africa captain Aiden Markram: "That was a great game to be a part of all in all. I think both teams can appreciate it. We witnessed two really good knocks today and I hope its remembered for their sake. We knew we were a little bit off the boil with the ball and the margin for error is tiny and it showed again today. Sometimes you just have to laugh it off. We still have a great bowling unit. To be honest it was a bit more vibey than I expected. Some of the guys said they were 15 short. The guys always believed that if a couple guys get in like Quinny and Reeza did, it was gonna come down close to the end so I think a lot of the credit has to go to the two of them getting us off to such a great start and making the rest of the chase a bit more comfortable. [on Reeza Hendricks] He does it his own way. We talk about playing an attacking brand of cricket, but he also showed that doesn't mean that you have to slog. Reeza once again proved today the type of player he is. He's all class and times the ball beautifully. It's great to be able to take a series down to the last game. Building up to World Cups and things like that, you want to play in must-win games so it'll be exciting come Tuesday night."

That'll do it for today's run fest at Centurion. Come join us again in a few days for the series finale. I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

18.5
1
Shepherd to Markram, 1 run

South Africa complete the highest ever successful run chase in T20Is! And with a ho hum seven balls to spare! Waist high full toss flicked to deep square leg for the winning run!

18.5
1w
Shepherd to Markram, 1 wide

slower bouncer over leg stump left alone, wide called on height.

18.4
1
Shepherd to Klaasen, 1 run

shin high full toss on fourth stump, shovels this high over the bowler to long-off for one.

18.3
4
Shepherd to Klaasen, FOUR runs

slower ball lands full on sixth stump, pumps this high over mid-off bouncing away to the rope.

18.2
1
Shepherd to Markram, 1 run

length ball on sixth stump, scuffed into extra cover for one.

The current record holder for the highest ever successful run chase in T20Is is... Bulgaria chasing down 246 against Serbia in 2022. For Full Members it is Australia chasing down 245 vs New Zealand in 2018.

18.2
1w
Shepherd to Markram, 1 wide

slower yorker lands outside leg stump past a heave, wide called.

18.1
Shepherd to Markram, no run

slower length ball wide outside off, swings through this too early.

end of over 1814 runs
SA: 250/4CRR: 13.88 RRR: 4.50 • Need 9 from 12b
Aiden Markram36 (18b 4x4 1x6)
Heinrich Klaasen11 (5b 2x4)
Jason Holder 4-0-48-1
Raymon Reifer 4-0-42-1
17.6
1
Holder to Markram, 1 run

knee high full toss on fifth stump mishit swinging across the line and trickles to deep square leg for one.

17.5
4
Holder to Markram, FOUR runs

full and wide yorker, cleverly toe-sliced out through short third to the rope.

Karthik : "Not many years back commentators used to proudly announce 600 runs scored in one day. Now we have 500 scored in less than 40 overs. That's massive inflation." Blame bitcoin?

17.4
Holder to Markram, no run

length ball wide outside off, can't get bat on a cut shot.

17.3
1
Holder to Klaasen, 1 run

wide yorker jammed out through point for one.

17.2
4
Holder to Klaasen, FOUR runs

full on middle, jams out a yorker through wide mid-off to the rope. South Africa now need less than a run a ball.

17.1
4
Holder to Klaasen, FOUR runs

short and wide, carves this on the up over wide mid-off to the rope.

end of over 1718 runs
SA: 236/4CRR: 13.88 RRR: 7.66 • Need 23 from 18b
Aiden Markram31 (15b 3x4 1x6)
Heinrich Klaasen2 (2b)
Raymon Reifer 4-0-42-1
Jason Holder 3-0-34-1
16.6
2
Reifer to Markram, 2 runs

length ball on the hips, flicked through midwicket for two.

16.5
4
Reifer to Markram, FOUR runs

length ball wide outside off, slices this high over backward point to the rope.

16.4
6
Reifer to Markram, SIX runs

knee high full toss on fifth stump, muscles this high and deep 30 yards over long-on into the grass bank.

16.3
4
Reifer to Markram, FOUR runs

short ball on the stumps, pulled flat over midwicket and dribbles between the two boundary riders to the rope.

16.2
1
Reifer to Klaasen, 1 run

yorker on the stumps, jammed out to long-on for one.

16.1
1
Reifer to Markram, 1 run

back of a length on the legs, flicked through midwicket for one.

end of over 168 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 218/4CRR: 13.62 RRR: 10.25 • Need 41 from 24b
Aiden Markram14 (10b 1x4)
Heinrich Klaasen1 (1b)
Jason Holder 3-0-34-1
Raymon Reifer 3-0-24-1
15.6
1
Holder to Markram, 1 run

full and wide, driven firmly to the cover sweeper for one.

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
J Charles
118 runs (46)
10 fours11 sixes
Productive shot
pull
26 runs
2 fours3 sixes
Control
70%
Q de Kock
100 runs (44)
9 fours8 sixes
Productive shot
pull
26 runs
2 fours3 sixes
Control
70%
Best performances - bowlers
M Jansen
O
4
M
0
R
52
W
3
ECO
13
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
WD Parnell
O
4
M
0
R
43
W
2
ECO
10.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 2032
Match days26 March 2023 - day (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
SA 100%
WISA
100%50%100%WI InningsSA Innings

Over 19 • SA 259/4

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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