Well done! Fastest century by a Windies bat, breaking Chris Gayle’s record too
The West Indies team is on a tour of South Africa. In this tour, a series of 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is is being played in South Africa vs West Indies. Test and ODI series have been completed in this. Also, the second match of the T20 series is being played at Centurion. Johnson Charles, the explosive batsman of the West Indies team, has created a record in this match. He has surpassed Chris Gayle for the fastest century.
It happened that in this match, South Africa team won the toss and decided to bowl. This time Brendan King and Kyle Meyers started the innings from the West Indies team. Brendan returned to the tent on 1 run. After that, Johnson Charles (Johnson Charles) created a stormy partnership of 135 runs with Meyers. Meanwhile, Johnson set the record for the fastest T20I hundred by a West Indian. Johnson scored a century in 39 balls. This broke Chris Gayle’s record.
🚨 West Indies Record
Amazing innings by Johnson Charles. Fastest T20I hundred by a West Indian, breaking Chris Gayle’s @henrygayle record that was established in 2016🔥#MaroonMagic #Rainingsixes #CharlesPower #MenInMaroon #SAvWI pic.twitter.com/SxZewRI0eI
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) March 26, 2023
Chris Gayle scored the fastest century for West Indies in 47 balls. However, Charles broke his record in the third T20I. Gayle did this feat against England in 2016. Also, Charles scored a century in 8 balls less than Gayle and created a record innings. Johnson scored 118 runs off 46 balls in his innings. He hit 11 sixes and 10 fours during this run. This time his strike rate was 256.62. He has now become the fastest batsman to score a century for West Indies.
Fastest batsman to score century in T20
David Miller, Rohit Sharma and Sudesh Wickramasekara also hold the record for the fastest centuries in international T20 cricket. All these three have jointly scored a century in 35 balls. Miller scored a storming century against Bangladesh. Also, Rohit did this feat against Sri Lanka. However, after that, there are three bowlers who have scored centuries off 39 balls. They include the names of Periyalvar of Romania, Zeeshan of Hungary and Johnson Charles of West Indies. (cricketer johnson charles hits 39 ball hundred breaks chris gayle record fastest t20i century for west indian read here)
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