South Africa's David Miller smashes fastest T20I hundred off just 35 balls

Kristopher Nichols
October 31, 2017

Cape Town - Proteas batsman David Miller says he was delighted claim the fastest T20 worldwide century ever in the second T20I against Bangladesh on Sunday.

Earlier, the world record of the fastest T20 worldwide century was named by South African batsman Richard Levi against Kiwi team in Hamilton in 2011/12.

Bangladesh was 141 all out in 18.3 overs, another heavy defeat on a hard five-week tour for the visiting team. Miller's sensational knock was decorated with nine sixes and seven fours.

With the win, hosts South Africa won the two-match T20 series 2-0.

While South Africa gained valuable preparation under new coach Ottis Gibson ahead of tours by India and Australia, Bangladesh failed to live up to the promise it showed recently in home series. It seems the Bangladeshi cricketer Mohammad Saifuddin was his most favourite bowler in the match as he smashed him for five consecutive sixes.

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Miller came in in the 11th over and was dropped on 0 off Rubel Hossain before he delivered an exhibition of power hitting in Potchefstroom.

"But I really enjoyed playing some shots at the back end and a lot of the times the shots come instinctively and you just go with the flow". He just missed out on becoming only the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over in global cricket when he could only drive the final ball from Saifuddin through the covers for one.

The 28-year-old just had a solitary fifty in 56 T20Is before this match but brought up his third T20 century in stunning fashion as he carted the penultimate over of the innings for 31 runs, including five successive sixes off the first five balls of the over.

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