Miller blasts quickest T20I ton

Miller's 36-ball 101 - his 100 came off 35 - propelled South Africa to 224 for four before Bangladesh was bowled out for 141, completing a sweep for the hosts in two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is.

Miller's innings beat the previous quickest ton, scored by fellow countryman, Richard Levi, who held the record following his knock off 45 balls against New Zealand in Hamilton five years ago.

Bangladesh T20 skipper Shakib Al Hasan said that they weren't able to wade through a string of losses and eventually, the negative vibe spread through the set-up during the just-concluded tour of South Africa.

The South African team did not just win every series in all formats against Bangladesh but they also did it in style.

The South African threatened to take Bangladesh's attack apart thereafter, and latched upon some wayward bowling from Mohammad Saifuddin in the penultimate over by striking the first five balls over the fence for six, before hitting the last ball for a single. KL Rahul was just one ball behind as the batsman reached the historic ton in just 46 balls.

"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". Miller joined Evin Lewis and Yuvraj Singh as the only cricketers to hit five or more sixes in an over in a T20l.

Before Miller arrived South Africa was only 78-3.

Needing more than 11 an over from the start, Bangladesh didn't have the firepower to threaten the Proteas, a story that played out through most of the tour.

Bangladesh won the toss and put South Africa in to bat, with Hashim Amla (85) leading the way as a series of batting partners - Mangaliso Mosehle (5), JP Duminy (4) and AB de Villiers (20) - struggled to do any considerable damage.

  • Stacy Allen