New T20I century file created

Representational picture. — Reuters/File

Hitting 5 fours and 9 sixes to achieve 109 runs in 61 balls in opposition to Switzerland in Vantaa, a French batter rewrote cricket file books Tuesday as he turned the youngest males’s participant to attain a T20I hundred.

The file was created through the third T20 World Cup 2024 Europe Sub-Regional Qualifier event in Finland.

At 18 years and 280 days, French opening batter Gustav McKeon turned the youngest Males’s participant to attain a T20I hundred, blasting 5 fours and 9 sixes in a 61-ball 109 in opposition to Switzerland in Vantaa.

McKeon broke Hazratullah Zazai’s file by greater than two years, with the Afghanistan opener’s 162* from 62 balls in opposition to Eire in 2019 scored at 20 years and 337 days.

French opening batter Gustav Mckeon. — Twitter
French opening batter Gustav Mckeon. — Twitter 

The French batter’s innings backed up a swashbuckling 76 from 54 balls in opposition to the Czech Republic, and the teenager leads the event for runs, along with his tally of 185 coming at a strike price of 161, and a mean of 92.50.

Regardless of the century, McKeon’s France could not end the job, dropping a final-ball thriller to their neighbours who chased down a goal of 158.

The winner of the third Sub-Regional event will be a part of Denmark, Italy, Jersey and Germany within the Europe Qualifier subsequent 12 months, in addition to the European sides who fail to safe 2024 qualification via the 2022 event: Eire, the Netherlands and Scotland.

Youngest gamers to attain a T20I century

  • Gustav McKeon – 18y 280d, France v Switzerland, Vantaa, 2022
  • Hazratullah Zazai – 20y 337d, Afghanistan v Eire, Dehradun, 2019
  • Sivakumar Periyalwar – 21y 161d, Romania v Turkey, Ilfov County, 2019
  • Orchide Tuyisenge, 21y 190d, Rwanda v Seychelles, Kigali, 2021
  • Dipendra Singh Airee, 22y 68d, Nepal v Malaysia, Kathmandu, 2022

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