George Munsey slams 25-ball century for Gloucestershire 2nd XI in T20 game; team scores 300 plus
Scottish batsman George Munsey achieved something unbelievable on Sunday when he hit 147 off just 39 balls.
Updated - Apr 22, 2019 11:25 pm
It is not often that such incredible batting performances are seen even though cricket today by far is a batsman-dominated game. But when they occur, such feats make global headlines in no time. Scottish batsman George Munsey achieved something unbelievable on Sunday when he hit 147 off just 39 balls in an unofficial T20 game between Gloucestershire 2nd XI and Bath CC. The man scored his hundred in just 25 balls, smashing a number of records in the process.
The highest individual score in T20 cricket belongs to West Indian great Chris Gayle who slammed 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in 2013 to power the team’s total to 263 for 5. The highest team score in T20 belongs to Afghanistan who recently posted a total of 278 for 3 against Ireland with their batsman Hazratullah Zazais smashing 162 not out.
Munsey’s partner in the said match GP Willows also hit a 53-ball century but it was the former who stole the show and Gloucestershire 2nd XI posted a mammoth total of 326 for 3 in 20 overs at the end to win the game by 112 runs.
Munsey slammed six sixes in an over
Munsey slammed five fours and 20 sixes during his knock and that included six consecutive maximums in one over. Munsey reached his first fifty in 17 balls but took only eight balls to score the next fifty. His 25-ball hundred meant he broke Gayle’s record of reaching a T20 hundred in 30 balls.
Surrey’s Will Jacks also scored a 25-ball century recently in a T10 warm-up match against Lancashire in March in Dubai. The 20-year-old Jacks, too, had hit six sixes in an over during his knock.
Munsey’s record will not be counted officially but that doesn’t rob him of his exploits. The southpaw has played in 26 T20Is for Scotland in which he has a strike-rate of 150 and the highest score of 71. In the 50-over format, Munsey has an average of 30 in 16 matches while he averages 56 in four first-class matches.
— ICC (@ICC) April 22, 2019