David Miller's fastest T20I ton prompts plaudits from cricketing greats

South Africa Bangladesh JP Duminy Shakib Al Hasan AB de Villiers sports news cricket Indian Express

David Miller smashed the record for the quickest century in a Twenty20 worldwide as South Africa completed a clean sweep of victories against Bangladesh, winning by 83 runs in the second and final T20I.

His effort shaved a full 10 balls off the previous world record, 45 balls by Richard Levi for South Africa against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2012. In reply, a shell-shocked Bangladesh never attained any momentum as they were bundled out for 141 in 18.3 overs.

The South African threatened to take Bangladesh's attack apart thereafter, and latched upon some wayward bowling from Mohammad Saifuddin in the penultimate over by striking the first five balls over the fence for six, before hitting the last ball for a single.

Shakib Al Hasan led Bangladesh in the two T20Is against South Africa.

On his part, Miller was happy in contributing in South Africa's win over Bangladesh.

Bangladesh came closest to something to celebrate when it went down by 20 runs in the first T20.

The powerful Proteas left-hander was simply sensational as he galloped to an unbeaten 101 off just 36 deliveries, reaching his landmark off 35. He smashed seven fours and nine sixes in his knock.

"It was a special feeling".

"People will have personal opinions but I won't say that we have to start thinking about sea changes after just one series". South Africa's total was the joint 13th highest in T20 internationals with Miller's century and opener Hashim Amla hitting 85 off 51 balls.

Bangladesh was left to seriously rue that it dropped Miller when he was yet to score, although it was a tough chance that wicketkeeper Mustafizur Rahim put down after a full-length dive.

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