JOHANNESBURG: South African captain Faf du Plessis hit a 46-ball century to lead South Africa to a total of 231 for seven after being sent in to bat in the second Twenty20 international against the West Indies at the Wanderers on Sunday.
In ideal batting conditions, Du Plessis hammered 119 off 56 balls before he was caught in the deep off the last ball of the 19th over.
It was South Africa?s highest individual score in a Twenty20 international.
The tempo of the innings was set when he and David Miller (47) put on 103 off 49 balls for the third wicket.
Du Plessis hit five sixes and 11 fours, while Miller’s three sixes and four fours off 26 balls included arguably the biggest hit seen at the ground, a mighty blow over long-on which cleared a four-tier grandstand and sailed on to an adjacent golf course.
West Indies lead the three-match series 1-0.