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Estonia’s Sahil Chauhan sets new fastest T20I century record

Estonia’s Sahil Chauhan has broken the record for the fastest T20I century. Chauhan scored a ton in just 27 balls against Cyprus to set a new record.

In September 2023, Nepal’s Kushal Malla set a new record by scoring a century in 34 balls. However, five months later, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton of Namibia broke this record with a 33-ball century against Nepal itself. On Monday, Chauhan surpassed both by achieving a remarkable century in just 27 balls.

The 32-year-old Chauhan remained unbeaten for 144* from just 41 balls. He hammered six fours and 18 biggies as Estonia chased Cyprus’ 191 easily. Chauhan’s 18 sixes in a single innings is a new Men’s T20I record. The previous record, held by Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai and New Zealand’s Finn Allen, was 16 sixes.

In the six-match T20I series between Estonia and Cyprus, Estonia is currently leading 2-0. Chauhan, who was dismissed for a duck in the first match, made a stunning comeback with a record-breaking innings.