Scotland’s George Munsey slammed an astonishing 127 not out off just 56 balls against Netherlands in the T20I in Malahide.
Munsey, who reached his hundred in 41 balls, hit 5 fours and 14 sixes in his breathtaking innings. He fell short of the fastest T20I hundred by six deliveries. A record jointly held by Rohit Sharma (India), David Miller (South Africa) and Sudesh Wickramasekara (Czech Republic), who reached three-figures in 35 deliveries each.
Munsey’s innings propelled Scotland to a mammoth 252/3 in 20 overs.
Not only was this the sixth-highest T20I total in history, Munsey’s unbeaten century saw him register the second-fastest T20I ton.
His 127 not out is also the fifth highest individual T20I score and the highest by an associate nation player.
His 14 sixes also meant it was the joint 2nd most number of sixes by a player in a T20I innings.
Interestingly, 81.88 per cent of his total runs came in boundaries
The double-century stand between Munsey and Coetzer is now the third highest partnership in T20Is.
236 – Zazai, Ghani
223 – Finch, Short
200 – Coetzer, Munsey
Also, a total of 20 sixes were hit in Scotland’s innings, the third-highest in an innings in T20I cricket. The record for most sixes in an innings is held by Afghanistan (22), followed by West Indies, India and Austria (21 sixes).
The ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier begins in November. Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands will play the trilateral series in Malahide over the coming week.