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West Indies beat South Africa in record Twenty20 run chase

West Indies completed the highest run chase in Twenty20 history as they beat South Africa by four wickets in a thrilling game in Johannesburg. Skipper Faf du Plessis’s 119 from 56 balls helped the hosts to 231-7, the fourth highest T20 international score.
Chris Gayle led the reply with 90 from 41 balls, smashing seven sixes and adding 152 with Marlon Samuels (60).
west-indies-defeat-south-africa-2 Gayle departed with 61 needed from 38 balls but skipper Darren Sammy saw the Windies home with four balls to spare. Victory gave West Indies an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, with the final game in Durban on Wednesday. Gayle’s powerful hitting took the tourists to 86-1 after the six-over powerplay after Sammy won the toss. The left-hander also moved level with New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum’s record of 87 sixes in T20 internationals.

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