Sahil Chauhan Smashes World Record with 27-Ball Century

Sahil Chauhan Smashes World Record with 27-Ball Century

Sahil Chauhan of Estonia etched his name in the record books by smashing the fastest-ever Men’s T20 International century, taking just 27 balls to reach the milestone against Cyprus on Monday.

Chauhan’s blistering innings saw him score an unbeaten 144 runs off a mere 41 deliveries, leading Estonia to a remarkable chase of Cyprus’ 191/7.

His innings was punctuated by an incredible 24 boundaries, which included a record-breaking 18 sixes. This feat not only shattered the previous record for the fastest T20I century, previously held by Namibia’s Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, but also set a new benchmark for the most sixes in a Men’s T20I innings.

The 32-year-old Estonian batsman’s assault on the Cyprus bowling attack was relentless, achieving a strike rate of 351.21. His century off just 27 balls surpassed Loftie-Eaton’s record by a significant margin, showcasing an unparalleled display of batting prowess rarely seen in international cricket.

Estonia, buoyed by Chauhan’s heroics, now leads the six-match series against Cyprus 2-0. The first match of Monday’s double-header saw them successfully chase down 196 with three balls to spare, setting the tone for their dominance in the series.

Despite Chauhan’s fireworks with the bat, Estonia faced an early setback in the second match of the day when he was dismissed for a golden duck.

Nevertheless, his record-breaking century earlier in the day ensured Estonia’s commanding position in the series, highlighting his pivotal role in the team’s success.

The series will continue with another thrilling double-header scheduled for Tuesday, 18th June in Episkopi, where Estonia aims to extend their lead and further assert their dominance over Cyprus.

This historic performance by Sahil Chauhan not only cements his place in cricketing folklore but also underscores Estonia’s growing prowess in international T20 cricket, setting the stage for more exciting contests in the remainder of the series.