Namibia's Loftie-Eaton Smashes Record For Fastest T20I Century Against Nepal In Tri-Nation Opener

(MENAFN- AsiaNet News) Namibia's Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton set a new record for the fastest T20 International century, achieving the milestone in just 33 deliveries against Nepal in the inaugural match of the Tri-Nation series. The middle-order batsman surpassed Nepal's Kushal Malla by a single delivery, with Malla having achieved the feat during the Hangzhou Asian Games last year. Loftie-Eaton's blistering knock of 101 runs off 36 balls included 11 fours and eight sixes, boasting an impressive strike rate of 280.55.

The left-handed batter, who scored 92 runs through boundaries, marked his maiden century across formats in his 33rd T20I appearance. Namibia posted a total of 206/4, with opener Malan Kruger contributing an unbeaten 59. In response, Nepal was bowled out for 186 in the 19th over, with Ruben Trumpelmann claiming figures of 4/29, while Dipendra Singh Airee top-scored for Nepal with 48. The Tri-Nation series also features the Netherlands as the third participating team.

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