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South African Miller blasts fastest T20I century

29 October 2017

South Africa middle-order batsman David Miller smashed the record for the fastest century in Twenty20 worldwide cricket when he reached the mark off just 35 balls against Bangladesh on Sunday.

Miller, who was dropped on nought, smacked 101 not out off 36 balls, reaching his century off 35 deliveries.

David Miller set a blazing record on Sunday as of a mere 35 balls, he scored a T20 ton against Bangladesh.

Quinton de Kock scored his highest Twenty20 global score of 59 (44b, 5x4, 1x6) to lead South Africa to a 20-run victory over Bangladesh on Thursday in the first game of the series.

He smashed Mohammad Saifuddin for 31 runs in the 19th over of the innings including five 6's in a row as the Proteas plundered 61 runs from the final three overs.

Miller said: "It's a really special feeling". The previous record for the fastest T20I century was held by another South African batsman, Richard Levi who scored it in 45 but the southpaw eclipsed that record by 10 balls in his blistering knock.

Miller also became the first batsman to score a T20I century in under 40.

The home side ended their allotted 20 overs on 224 for 4 after they were sent in by Bangladesh. The first 50 came off 23 balls and the second 50 off just 12 balls as Miller went into overdrive mode. Unlike his ally, he didn't miss out on a century which is now a fastest one in the T20 Internationals.

This is the first time that the South African dasher Miller scored a century in 57 global T20 games.

South African Miller blasts fastest T20I century