Namibia’s Loftie-Eaton smashes fastest T20I hundred

Nicol Lotie-Eaton in action during his world record innings of 101 from 36 balls. Photo: ICC

Namibia all-rounder Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton set a new record for the fastest T20 international hundred on Tuesday by hammering a 33-ball ton against Nepal in Kirtipur.

In the opening game of a tri-series also featuring the Netherlands, Loftie-Eaton smashed 11 fours and eight sixes before being dismissed for 101 from 36 deliveries.

The previous record was held by Nepal’s Kushal Malla, who reached a T20I hundred from 34 balls against Mongolia last year.

Namibia posted 206-4 batting first, before Loftie-Eaton also took two wickets as hosts Nepal fell short in their chase, losing by 20 runs.

The three teams competing in the tri-series have all qualified for the T20 World Cup to be held in June in the Caribbean and United States.

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