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Miller smashes record for fastest T20I ton

Miller smashes record for fastest T20I ton

South Africa middle-order batsman David Miller smashed the record for the fastest century in Twenty20 worldwide cricket as South Africa thumped Bangladesh by 83 runs yesterday for a clean sweep of the two-match series.

His 35-ball ton came 10 balls quicker than Richard Levi's previous record. Miller hit five sixes off the first five balls.

The Bengal Tigers had a dismal run on this tour of South Africa as they first lost the two-match Test series 2-0 and then stood on the losing side in three-match ODI series as well.

On his part, Miller was happy in contributing in South Africa's win over Bangladesh. The famous record was previously held by his counterpart Richard Levi, who smashed his century in just 45 balls against the Kiwis in 2012. Miller hit six sixes and four boundaries from the 16 balls he faced in this period.

The powerful Proteas left-hander was simply sensational as he galloped to an unbeaten 101 off just 36 deliveries, reaching his landmark off 35.

"I would love to bat higher at No 4 or No 5, I've really enjoyed No 5 and we've got some world-class batsmen who take up the top four, I respect that", said Miller. Miller joined Evin Lewis and Yuvraj Singh as the only cricketers to hit five or more sixes in an over in a T20l.

Bangladesh: Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan (capt), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Liton Das, Rubel Hossain.

David Miller scored the fastest hundred in worldwide T20 cricket off 35 deliveries - including five maximums in a row in the 19th over - to finish 101 not against Bangladesh.