Loftie-Eaton Sets New T20I Record with Blazing Century against Nepal:

News by “Sana Ullah”

KIRTIPUR: In a remarkable display of power-hitting, Namibia’s all-rounder Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton shattered the record for the fastest T20I hundred, achieving a 33-ball ton against Nepal.

Entering the crease at 62-3 in the 11th over during the tri-series opener with the Netherlands, Loftie-Eaton unleashed a spectacular innings, smashing 19 boundaries, including eight sixes, before departing for 101 off 36 deliveries.

Previously held by Nepal’s Kushal Malla, the record for the fastest T20I century was set at 34 balls against Mongolia during last year’s Asian Games. Nepal had also set numerous T20I records in that match, including the highest-ever total in men’s T20I (314-3).

Loftie-Eaton’s feat is closely followed by South Africa’s David Miller and India’s Rohit Sharma, who both scored 35-ball centuries.

Adding to his exploits, Loftie-Eaton established a new record for the most runs scored in boundaries in T20I cricket, accumulating 92 runs through boundaries alone.

Namibia, fueled by Loftie-Eaton’s onslaught, posted a formidable 206-4 in their allotted 20 overs. His all-round performance included taking two wickets, aiding in restricting Nepal to 186 and securing a 20-run victory.

All three teams in the tri-series, including Namibia, Nepal, and the Netherlands, have secured qualification for the T20 World Cup scheduled for June in the Caribbean and the United States.

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