Monday, 30 October 2017 - 10:18
South Africa’s David Miller smashes fastest T20I century


David Miller smashed the fastest T20I century off 35 balls, beating countryman Richard Levi by 10 deliveries.
Now South Africans take the first three slots for fastest T20I centuries - David Miller (35 balls), Richard Levi (45 balls) against New Zealand in 2012 and Faf Du Plessis (46 balls) against West Indies in 2015.
Miller is the first batsman to score a century in T20I batting at a position lower than No. 4.
The previous highest score of No. 5 or lower was by Corey Anderson - 94, also against Bangladesh earlier this year.
In doing so, Miller took South Africa to a series win and a historic clean-sweep across formats against a visiting team, the first such instance in 17 tours in which they have played an opposition in all three formats.
As a result, Bangladesh leaves the country empty-handed, defeated in the Tests, ODIs and T20Is, with Miller's mauling being the final nail in the coffin.
Hashim Amla set the tone with his 85 off 51 balls and seemed set for a century but was dismissed in the 17th over, attempting to clear the midwicket boundary.
Miller was on 42 off 20 balls at the time, with 21 balls left in the innings. Miller, however, needed only 15 of those to get the 58 runs that took him to a hundred, including five sixes in succession off Mohammad Saifuddin in the penultimate over of the innings.
Batting first South Africa made 224 for 4 and in reply, Bangladesh scored 141 before being bowled out in the 19th over.


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