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Johnson Charles played iconic innings against South Africa

Published:Friday | March 31, 2023 | 12:43 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

Kudos to West Indies (WI) firebrand batsman Johnson Charles. The WI cricket board has discovered a diamond in Charles who registered a fastest hundred in just 39 balls for the West Indies in the T20 format of the game against South Africa.

Charles surpassed the earlier record of fastest 100 by the home side batting legend Chris Gayle who had taken 47 balls to score a century. Charles blasted the South African bowling by hitting 11 sixes and 10 boundaries and this great knock helped West Indies in piling up a big total of 258 runs in 20 overs. Unfortunately they were 20 runs short of the highest ever T20 total 278 runs by Afghanistan against Ireland.

Kudos to South Africa too for chasing down 258, creating a new record.

ANIL TORNE

Pune, India