David Miller scores fastest T-20 worldwide hundred against Bangladesh

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David Miller smashed himself into the record books by recording the fastest hundred in a T20 global against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom on Sunday afternoon.

He surged to three figures off 35 balls - 10 fewer than the previous record-holder‚ fellow South African Richard Levi‚ needed to get there against New Zealand in Hamilton in February 2010.

The 28-year-old required only 35 balls to reach three figures, finishing unbeaten on 101 from 36 deliveries as South Africa ended the innings at 224-4.

Bangladesh was 141 all out in 18.3 overs, another heavy defeat on a hard five-week tour for the visiting team. Miller hit five sixes off the first five balls.

It's the second match of the two-match series, which South Africa lead 1-0.


All through the series, Bangladesh's batsman struggled against the home side's pace bowlers. He went into the 20th over, needing 12 runs to complete a sensational century. KL Rahul was just one ball behind as the batsman reached the historic ton in just 46 balls.

"People will have personal opinions but I won't say that we have to start thinking about sea changes after just one series".

Miller said: "It's a really special feeling". Miller joined Evin Lewis and Yuvraj Singh as the only cricketers to hit five or more sixes in an over in a T20l. Richard has created the world record by hitting the century off 45 balls.

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.

He shared a 79-run fourth-wicket partnership off 41 balls with Hashim Amla, who made 85 off 51 balls with 11 fours and a six.

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