Published: Tue, October 31, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Sensational David Miller gallops into the record books

Sensational David Miller gallops into the record books

The previous record for the fastest T20I century was held by another South African batsman, Richard Levi who scored it in 45 but the southpaw eclipsed that record by 10 balls in his blistering knock.

Miller produced a scintillating knock as he hit an unbeaten 101 off 36 balls (seven fours, nine sixes) and handed the Proteas a 2-0 series victory and with it, a historic clean sweep across all three formats against Bangladesh.

Chasing a mammoth 225 for a win, Bangladesh could only manage 141 all out in 18.3 overs.

Five of Miller's sixes came in one over off Bangladesh seamer Mohammad Saifuddin as he showed remarkable timing in smashing the ball to all parts of the ground.

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.

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

He hit Rubel Hossain for two back to back boundaries and then whipped one wide of long-on for a brace before finally driving one wide of sweeper cover for a two and bringing up his century off just 35 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.

Speaking after notching a maiden T20 century at Senwes Park, Miller said, "I'm really stoked to get the record, it's not something that you wake up and something you dream of every day".

The 28 year-old Miller said after the game: "It is pretty special".

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