A century in 29 balls, the young Australian surpasses AB de Villiers in a huge feat – Watch | spcilvly

South Australian batsman Jake Fraser-McGurk achieved a historic feat by surpassing the record for the fastest century in List-A cricket, previously held by South African cricket legend AB de Villiers. Jake achieved this record in his team’s Marsh One Day Cup match against Tasmania, smashing a 29-ball hundred to surpass De Villiers’ 31-ball century against the West Indies in 2015.

It is worth noting that List A cricket encompasses both domestic and international matches with a format ranging from forty to sixty overs.

De Villiers still holds the record for the fastest century in a one-day international, but in 30-50 white-ball cricket, which consists of games at the domestic and international level, Jake now holds the record.

After Tasmania smashed 435/9 in their 50 overs with captain Jordan Silk (116 off 85 balls, with 12 fours and two sixes), Caleb Jewell (90 off 52 balls, with 14 fours and two sixes) and Macalister Wright ( 51 off 31 balls, with eight fours and a six) making notable contributions, Jake opened the innings for his team.

Watch: Ton in 29 balls, young Australian beats ABD for a great feat

Jake went berserk from the first ball, propelling his team to the 50-run mark in 3.2 overs and the 100-run mark in just seven overs.

The batsman reached fifty in just 18 balls, with five fours and five sixes, the fastest by an Australian batsman in any 50-over cricket. Jake reached his century in just 29 balls, with six fours and 12 sixes.

Jake was dismissed for 125 in just 38 balls, with 10 fours and 13 sixes. His runs had a strike rate of 328.94. When he was dismissed, South Australia were 172/1 in just 11.4 overs. Half-centuries came from Nathan McSweeney (62 off 63 balls with two fours and two sixes), Daniel Drew (52 off 51 balls, with three fours and a six) and Henry Hunt (51 off 47 balls with eight fours), but Australia South conceded 398 runs in 46.4 overs and lost by 37 runs.

In fact, the fastest T20I century is that of Nepal’s Kushal Malla, in 34 balls against Mongolia in the recently concluded Asian Games, which is slower than Jake’s. Because of that, Jake also holds the record for the fastest century in all of white-ball cricket, be it 30-50 matches or T20 cricket.

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