French batter breaks T20I world record

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Vantaa (Finland), July 26 : The third T20 World Cup 2024 Europe Sub-Regional Qualifier tournament has seen a world record broken as French opening batter Gustav McKeon at 18 years and 280 days became the youngest Men’s player to score a T20I hundred.

McKeon blasted five fours and nine sixes in a 61-ball 109 against Switzerland. He broke Hazratullah Zazai’s record by more than two years, with the Afghanistan opener’s 162* from 62 balls against Ireland in 2019 scored at 20 years and 337 days.

Despite the century, McKeon’s France couldn’t finish the job, losing a final-ball thriller to their neighbours who chased down a target of 158.


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