Estonia’s batter Sahil Chauhan shattered the record for the fastest T20I century today with a stunning 27-ball hundred against Cyprus, surpassing the previous record set by Namibia’s Jan-Nicol Loftie Eaton, who scored a century off 33 balls against Nepal in February.

Chauhan’s explosive innings began with scores of 6, 4, and 6 from his first three legal deliveries. He rapidly reached his half-century in just 14 balls and continued his aggressive onslaught to finish with 144 runs off 41 balls. His remarkable knock included six fours and an incredible 18 sixes.

This feat not only set the record for the quickest T20I century but also the fastest century in all T20 formats, surpassing Chris Gayle’s 30-ball ton in the IPL 2013. Additionally, Chauhan’s 18 sixes set a new record for the most sixes in a men’s T20I innings.

Chauhan achieved this feat during Estonia’s tour of Cyprus for a 6 match T20I series being played at the Happy Valley Ground in Episkopi. So far 2 matches have been played in the series and Estonia have won both the matches while 190+ scores. In the 2nd T20I, Estonia chased down the target of 192 set by Cyprus, reaching 194-4 in just 13 overs and won the match by 6 wickets.

In the first match of the series though, Sahil Chauhan was dismissed for a Golden Duck. Estonia successfully chased down 196 runs target in that match. The next 4 matches of the series will be played on 18th June at 11 A.M and 2:45 P.M and on 19th June at 11 A.M and 2:45 P.M respectively. All times are in Indian Standard Time (IST).

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