Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton Smashes Fastest T20I Century Record

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton of Namibia has set a new record for the quickest T20I century in men’s cricket during the tri-nation series opener in Nepal. Facing the host team, Loftie-Eaton reached his hundred in just 33 deliveries, surpassing the previous record held by Nepal’s Kushal Malla by a single ball. Loftie-Eaton’s explosive innings of 101 from 36 balls featured 11 fours and eight sixes, with his 92 boundary runs marking the highest in a T20 match.

Kushal Malla had established his record at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, where Nepal scored 314 for 3 against Mongolia. In the same game, Dipendra Singh Airee achieved the fastest T20I fifty in nine balls. In a twist of fate, Loftie-Eaton broke Malla’s record while Malla was in the field, off the bowling of Airee.