Namibia's Loftie-Eaton breaks the record for fastest-ever Men's T20I ton

Namibia batter Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton hit a hundred off just 33 balls against Nepal, making him the quickest man to reach the milestone in T20Is.

Loftie-Eaton achieved this landmark in the first T20I of the Nepal Tri-Nation T20I series against the hosts. Arriving when his side was precariously placed at 62/3 in the 11th over against the Rhinos, Loftie-Eaton unleashed a flurry of attacking strokes that helped Namibia race past 200.

Smashing 11 fours and eight sixes, the batter scored 101 off just 36 deliveries, reaching the hundred milestone on the 33rd delivery with a four. The previous fastest century in men's T20Is belonged to Nepal's Kushal Malla, who hit one off 34 balls versus Mongolia last year.

Fastest hundreds in Men's T20Is

Jan Nicol Loftie-EatonNamibiaNepal202433
Kushal MallaNepalNamibia202334
David MillerSouth AfricaBangladesh201735
Rohit SharmaIndiaSri Lanka201735
Sudesh WickramasekaraCzech RepublicTurkey201935

Powered by the 22-year-old's effort, Namibia scored 206/4 in their 20 overs. Despite, valiant knocks from Rohit Paudel (42 from 24), Malla (32 from 21), Dipendra Singh Airee (48 from 32), and Sompal Kami (26 from 11), the tournament hosts fell 20 short of the target.

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Loftie-Eaton also picked up two wickets with his spin and was adjudged the Player of the Match.

Lead pic credit: Cricket Nepal

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