Estonia Batter Sahil Chauhan Breaks Chris Gayle’s Record To Smash Fastest T20 Ton

Sahil Chauhan, the Estonia batter, broke the record for the fastest hundred in all T20s. He breached the three-figures mark off 27 deliveries in a T20I against Cyprus on Monday (June 17). Chauhan’s efforts meant that he bettered Chris Gayle’s record who had scored a hundred off 30 balls while playing for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in IPL 2013.

On the way to a record-breaking ton, Chahuan also broke the record for the most number of sixes in a men’s T20I innings (18). The effort came in the six-match bilateral series in Episkopi, in which Estonia were to play two matches on the same day with Estonia coming out on top on both the occasions. While Chauhan was dismissed for a golden duck in one game, he scored a hundred in the other, a knock that is now part of cricket records.

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Wickets Fell Around Sahil Chauhan But He Was On The Attack

Even as Estonia got off to a nightmarish start, he got off the blocks quickly, smashing two sixes and a four off his first three legal deliveries. Chauhan hit Mangala Gunasekara for four sixes and a four off the same over, reaching a half-century off 14 balls. There was no stopping Chauhan from there on , as he smashed four sixes off Chamal Sadun in the eighth over, hitting three more in the subsequent over off Neeraj Tiwari with the last of the three helping him bring up his hundred.

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Following his hundred, Chauhan continued to find the boundaries before finishing off the run chase with a boundary off the last ball of the 13th over. Chauhan scored at a scarcely believable strike rate of 351.21.

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