Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

An astonishing world record of 501 runs has been scored in a South Africa domestic T20 clash. The mammoth total was posted during an encounter between Titans and Knights. The match also witnessed a slew of milestones being reached.

Put into bat first, the Titans notched up 271 for the loss of three wickets in their allotted 20 overs with opener Dewald Brevis scoring 162 off just 57 balls with the help of 13 boundaries and as many over boundaries in the CSA T20 Challenge match on Monday. 

Chasing the huge target, the Knights were restricted to 230 for nine in the allotted 20 overs, losing the match by 41 runs.

The previous highest aggregate in a T20 match was 497 by Central Districts and Otago in the Super Smash in 2016-17. The 36 sixes by both teams in Potchefstroom are also the third most in a T20 match.

Moreover, the 271 runs scored by Titans is the fourth highest by any team in men’s T20s and the most in South Africa.

Meanwhile, Brevis’ 162 is the third-highest individual score in men’s T20 after Chris Gayle’s unbeaten knock of 175 for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013 and Aaron Finch’s 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018.