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New T20I century record!
In Vantaa against Switzerland, a French batsman hit five fours and nine sixes in 61 balls to score 109 and become the youngest person to make a T20I century. This record was set at Finland’s T20 World Cup Europe Sub-Regional Qualifier 3. Gustav McKeon, the first batter for France, became the youngest player in Men’s T20I history when he hit 109 off 61 balls against Switzerland at Vantaa. He was 18 years and 280 days old. McKeon’s 20 years, 337 days, 162* from 62 balls against Ireland in 2019 was more than two years better than Hazratullah Zazai’s record. The French batsman scored the most runs in the tournament with his swashbuckling 76 against the Czech Republic.
He scored 185 runs at a strike rate of 161 and an average of 92.50, making him the tournament’s top run scorer. Even though McKeon scored a century, France didn’t reach their goal. Their neighbors, who had set a target of 158, beat them by one run on the penultimate ball. So, the third Sub-Regional tournament winner will play in the Europe Qualifier next year, along with Ireland, the Netherlands, and Scotland, who did not qualify for 2024 through the 2022 tournament.
The youngest players to score a T20I century
- Gustav McKeon – 18y 280d, France v Switzerland, Vantaa, 2022
- Hazratullah Zazai – 20y 337d, Afghanistan v Ireland, Dehradun, 2019
- Sivakumar Periyalwar – 21y 161d, Romania v Turkey, Ilfov County, 2019
- Orchide Tuyisenge, 21y 190d, Rwanda v Seychelles, Kigali, 2021
- Dipendra Singh Airee, 22y 68d, Nepal v Malaysia, Kathmandu, 2022