At simply 18 years and 280 days, France’s opener Gustav McKeon turned the youngest males’s participant to attain a T20I hundred, smashing 5 fours and 9 sixes in a scorching 61-ball 109 in opposition to Switzerland on Monday. The earlier document was held by Hazratullah Zazai, at 20 years and 337 days.
France’s Gustav McKeon made headlines on Monday throughout their ICC Males’s 2024 T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe B Qualifier fixture in opposition to Switzerland in Vantaa. His blistering knock of 61-ball 109, laced with 5 fours and 9 sixes, helped him to turn into the youngest man in historical past to notch 100 in T20Is, reaching the feat at 18 years and 280 days.
Within the course of, he broke Afghanistani opener Hazratullah Zazai’s document, who was there on the prime since he hit an outstanding 162* from 62 balls in opposition to Eire in 2019 at 20 years and 337 days.
Notably, McKeon additionally turned the primary French participant to attain 100.
Nonetheless, McKeon’s heroics didn’t are available in a successful trigger as France endured a 1-wicket defeat to Switzerland. It was an exciting encounter general, and Switzerland had the final snort by seeing off the goal of 158 on the ultimate supply of the competition. In truth, they chased down 16 off the final 6 balls to attain victory.
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