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Namibia's Loftie-Eaton hits fastest T20I century off 33 balls

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Update: 2024-02-28 10:29:54
Namibia's Loftie-Eaton hits fastest T20I century off 33 balls [photo collected]

Namibia's Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton broke the record for the fastest century in T20 international cricket with a 33-ball hundred against Nepal.

The 22-year-old hit 11 fours and eight sixes before falling for 101 off 36 deliveries in Kirtipur, Nepal.

Nepal's Kushal Malla, who was playing in this game, held the previous record for a 34-ball century against Mongolia in September.

Loftie-Eaton took 2-29 as Nepal were bowled out for 186 in pursuit of 207.

The match was the first in a tri-series also featuring the Netherlands. The final will be played on 5 March.

West Indies' Chris Gayle holds the record for the fastest century in all T20 cricket, reaching three figures off 30 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League in 2013.

Both teams will be playing in this summer's Men's T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA. Namibia are ranked 11th in the world, with Nepal 16th.

Source: BBC

BDST: 1028 HRS, FEB 28, 2024
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