Stats: David Miller smashes fastest T20I century

Beth Cruz
October 30, 2017

Watch how David Miller smashed Bangladesh for five successive sixes in an over en route to hitting the fastest T20I hundred of all time, from 35 balls. "It was scratchy at the start of my innings, towards the end it was sweet", Miller said in a mid-innings interview.

Compatriot Richard Levi had previously held the record, having taken 45 deliveries to reach his century against New Zealand in 2012.

Instead Miller rose from his back having scrambled to make his ground and swatted Mahmudullah's next ball over long-off for six.

Miller finished on 101 not out off 36 balls as South Africa set 224-4. "But then I got one or two through and I just figured I would keep going and see what would happen".

Miller hit nine sixes, including five off successive balls from Mohammad Saifuddin, and seven fours at Senwes Park. A panicked Saifuddin veered down leg with the fourth ball‚ and Miller helped it over the fine leg ropes: six. He provided an early chance to Bangladesh but was dropped at 0 by Mushfiqur Rahim and he made them pay badly.

There were two wickets on his worldwide debut for Robbie Frylinck after a surprise call-up by South Africa for the 33-year-old bowler, including removing Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan for 13. We need to learn a lot from this.

Miller's century is the first century from someone batting at no 5 in T20Is.

Bangladesh scored 17 runs off the first over, bowled by Beuran Hendricks.

For the first 10 overs of South Africa's innings, Bangladesh were not just in the hunt but seemed to be lining up for something special as AB de Villiers walked back after 9.5 overs with the score reading 78 for three.

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