A Trinidad and Tobago batsman, Iraq Thomas, smashed the fastest Twenty20 century when he reached the feat in just 21 balls, thereby breaking Chris Gayle’s record of 30-ball century in T20 cricket. The 23-year-old cricketer from Tobago hit the hundred during a match in the Tobago Cricket Association’s T20 tournament at Louis D’or on Sunday. Representing Scraborough/Mason Hall, Thomas ended with an unbeaten 131 off 31 balls to help his side chase target of 152 in just eight overs. He reached the three figure mark in the 21st ball of his innings while collect 15 sixes and five fours.
Speaking to the Trinidad Guardian after the match, a delighted Thomas said, “I was just very happy to reach my first T20 century. I have played cricket for a while and to get this century in the shortest format left me very happy. I played for Queen’s Park in Trinidad, so coming into this tournament I had some good experience having played at that level in Trinidad.”
West Indies great batsman Chris Gayle holds the record for the hitting the fastest T20 ton. Gayle achieved the feat of just 30 balls against Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League. In one-day internationals, AB de Villiers owns the record for the fastest ODI ton – which he scored off 31 balls against West Indies.
Earlier in the day, Iraq Thomas showed his destructive hitting as he scoring 97 off just 53 deliveries against Charlotteville.
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