Stats: David Miller scores the fastest T20I hundred
The left-hander struck a 35-ball ball century and remained unbeaten on 101 off 36 balls which included seven fours and nine sixes.
Published - Oct 30, 2017 2:57 am | Updated - Oct 30, 2017 2:58 am
David Miller produced a devastating inning against the Bangladesh in the 2nd of the 2-match T20I series at the Potchefstroom, which was hosting its first ever T20I game. The left-hander struck a 35-ball ball century and remained unbeaten on 101 off 36 balls which included seven fours and nine sixes. The hundred from Miller is now the fastest ever in T20I cricket bettering the previous fastest coming off 45 balls by his countryman, Richard Levi.
In fact, the top three quickest hundreds in this format are by South Africans only as Faf du Plessis also scored a 46-ball hundred. The 28-year-old, who walked in the 9th over when his side lost three for 78. He brought up his fifty in 23 balls and raced to his hundred off 35 balls taking only 12 balls for his 2nd fifty. Miller’s century off 35 balls is the joint 3rd quickest in overall Twenty20 cricket behind Chris Gayle’s 30-ball effort and Andrew Symonds’ 34-ball century.
Miller has already scored a 38-ball century in 2013 in Indian Premier League which makes his the only player to score two centuries in 40 or fewer balls in Twenty20 cricket. In fact, across formats, Miller is only the 2nd player after Yusuf Pathan to score two hundred in 40 or fewer balls. Yusuf Pathan struck a 37-ball century in IPL and also a century in exactly 40 balls in Domestic One-Day Competition.
Fastest Centuries in T20I cricket:
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His devastation included an over where he accumulated 31 runs by hitting five consecutive sixes and nearly made six sixes but could only get a single on the final ball. Mohammad Saifuddin was the unlucky bowler to be on receiving end who bowled the costly 19th over of the innings. The 31-run over is the only 5th in T20I cricket where 31 and more runs have come. By hitting five consecutive sixes in that over, Miller became only the 3rd in T20Is and the 6th in International cricket to hit five sixes in a single over.
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(Stats as on October 29, 2017)