Loftie-Eaton Sets New Men’s T20I Century Speed Record

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Namibia’s Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton set a new record in T20I cricket by scoring a hundred off just 33 balls against Nepal. This achievement surpasses the previous record held by Nepal’s Kushal Malla, who achieved the milestone in 34 balls against Mongolia last year. Loftie-Eaton hit 101 runs in 36 deliveries with the help of 11 fours and eight sixes, reaching his hundred on the 33rd delivery with a four. This remarkable performance occurred during the first T20I of the Nepal Tri-Nation T20I series. Namibia, led by Loftie-Eaton’s efforts, scored 206/4 in their 20 overs, and despite contributions from other players, the hosts fell short of the target by 20 runs. Loftie-Eaton, who also took two wickets, was awarded the player of the match. It’s worth noting that Chris Gayle’s 30-ball century in a 2013 Indian Premier League match holds the overall record for the fastest T20 hundred.

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