David Miller Smashes Fastest T20I Ton Off Just 35 Balls

Shakib feels the nature of the format can help Bangladesh overturn their fortunes

David Miller hammered the fastest-ever T20I hundred as South Africa plundered Bangladesh for 224/4 from their 20 overs at Potchefstroom in the second T20I.

The previous fastest T20 global century was made off 45 balls by fellow South African Richard Levi against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2012.

Bangladesh were in trouble early in their reply and never recovered as they were bowled out for 141 in 18.3 overs. Miller hit five sixes off the first five balls.

On his part, Miller was happy in contributing in South Africa's win over Bangladesh.

Bangladesh T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan said that they weren't able to wade through a string of losses and eventually, the negative vibe spread through the set-up during the just-concluded tour of South Africa. I think I could have been out twice in the first 10 balls. The cricketer remained not out at the score of 101 runs off 36 balls.

Miller said: "It's a really special feeling".

The only players to hit six sixes in an over in an worldwide are South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs and India's Yuvraj Singh. He smashed seven fours and nine sixes in his knock.

Miller's inning would have ended at the personal score of zero if Bangladeshi wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim would not have dropped his catch.

Richard Levi took the T20 world and worldwide cricket by storm as the SA batsman created history by scoring the fastest century in T20 internationals in just 45 balls where he smashed 13 sixes and remained unbeaten (Although now caught by Miller) 0n 117 in 2012.

Soumya Sarkar made 44 but South Africa was always in control, with stand-in captain JP Duminy and fellow spinner Aaron Phangiso taking two wickets each.



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