Middle-order batsman, Khushdil Shah, smashed the fastest hundred by a Pakistani batsman in Southern Punjab’s victory over Sindh in the National T20 Cup on Friday. The left-hander’s hundred came off 35 balls and his innings included 9 sixes and 8 boundaries.
Khushdil walked into bat when Southern Punjab were faltering at 43-4 while chasing a target of 217. The hard-hitting batsman led Southern Punjab to their first victory in this year’s National T20 Cup, winning the man of the match award for his performance.
The fastest T20 century record was previously held by Ahmed Shehzad, who scored a 40-ball century in 2012 in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Fastest T20 Centuries by Pakistanis
|1||Khushdil Shah||35||Southern Punjab vs Sindh (2020)|
|2||Ahmed Shehzad||40||Barisal Burners v Duronto Rajshahi (2012)|
|3||Shahid Afridi||42||Hampshire vs Derbyshire (2017)|
|4||Bilal Asif||43||Abbottabad Falcons vs Sialkot Stallions (2015)|
Khushdil also became the joint fifth fastest centurion in the world, equaling Rohit Sharma, David Miller, Martin Guptill, and van der Westhuizen for the fifth spot.
The fastest T20 centuries in the world are listed below:
|1||Chris Gayle||30||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors (2013)|
|2||R Pant||32||Delhi vs Himachal Pradesh (2018)|
|3||WJ Lubbe||33||North West vs Limpopo (2018)|
|4||Andrew Symonds||34||Kent vs Middlesex (2004)|
|5||Khushdil Shah||35||Southern Punjab vs Sindh (2020)|
|5||Rohit Sharma||35||India vs Sri Lanka (2017)|
|5||Martin Guptill||35||Worcestershire vs Northamptonshire (2018)|
|5||David Miller||35||South Africa vs Bangladesh (2017)|
|5||LP van der Westhuizen||35||Namibia vs Kenya (2011)|
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