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French batter Gustav McKeon turned the youngest males’s cricketer to smash a T20I hundred on Monday. He achieved this feat towards Switzerland in Vantaa throughout their T20 World Cup 2024 Europe Sub-Regional Qualifier event match. On the age of 18 years and 280 days, McKeon blasted 109 runs in simply 61 balls with the assistance of 5 fours and 9 sixes. He broke the file of Afghanistan batter Hazratullah Zazai, who had smashed a superb 162* off 62 balls towards Eire in 2019 on the age of 20 years and 337 days.
This explosive innings got here after 76 runs off 54 balls towards Czech Republic. McKeon is main the event’s run charts with 185 runs at a median of 92.50.
Regardless of his very good ton, France misplaced the match to Switzerland who chased down the goal of 158, with captain Faheem Nazir main the chase with 67 off 46 balls. Ali Nayyer smashed twelve runs off the ultimate three balls, together with a 4 on the final ball to take his aspect throughout the ending line.
The pair sit degree on two factors in group phases. Norway leads group 2 with two wonderful wins over the Czech Republic and Estonia.
In group 1, Austria and Guernsey haven’t misplaced a match whereas Luxembourg is ready for a win after two matches. Bulgaria and Slovenia are additionally but to style a victory and can tackle one another on Wednesday.
Guernsey are favourites of their group, although they had been pushed to their limits by Luxembourg, who misplaced to them by 17 runs.
Luxembourg’s Shiv Gill’s 47 off 38 balls gained him the ‘Man of the Match’ award however couldn’t win his aspect a sport as seamer William Peatfield modified the sport with three wickets.
The winner of this Sub-Regional event will probably be becoming a member of Denmark, Italy, Jersey and Germany for the Europe Qualifier subsequent 12 months, in addition to European sides who fail to safe 2024 qualification by means of the 2022 event, which consists of Eire, Netherlands and Scotland.
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