South Africa middle-order batsman David Miller smashed the record for the fastest century in Twenty20 worldwide cricket as South Africa thumped Bangladesh by 83 runs yesterday for a clean sweep of the two-match series.
The previous fastest T20 worldwide century was made off 45 balls by fellow South African Richard Levi against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2012.
Chasing a mammoth 225 for a win, Bangladesh could only manage 141 all out in 18.3 overs.
And Miller made the most of his lucky escape, hitting seven fours and nine sixes, including five consecutive maximums in the penultimate over bowled by Mohammad Saifuddin.
After thrashing Bangladesh in Test and the ODI series, the South African team continued their winning streak by defeating them once again in two-match T20 global series by 2-0.
The powerful Proteas left-hander was simply sensational as he galloped to an unbeaten 101 off just 36 deliveries, reaching his landmark off 35.
South Africa captain Faf du Plessis, who did not play in the T20Is against Bangladesh, said he was proud of Miller's achievement.
"But I really enjoyed playing some shots at the back end and a lot of the times the shots come instinctively and you just go with the flow".
The only players to hit six sixes in an over in an worldwide are South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs and India's Yuvraj Singh. South Africa's total was the joint 13th highest in T20 internationals with Miller's century and opener Hashim Amla hitting 85 off 51 balls.
Even more painful for Bangladesh was the fact that Miller was dropped on 0, when Mushfiqur Rahim couldn't grab a gloved chance down the leg-side. Miller hit six sixes and four boundaries from the 16 balls he faced in this period.