Former South Africa U19 and young prodigy, Dewald Brevis has hit his maiden T20 century in the ongoing CSA T20 challenge. While playing for the Titans, he hit 162 runs off just 57 balls in game number 25 against the Knights. During his innings, he hit 13 fours and as many sixes and had a strike rate of 284.21. At one stage, he was threatening to break Chris Gayle’s record of 175 not out.
Talking about Gayle’s innings, he hit his 100 in just 30 balls against now-defunct Pune in the 2013 Indian T20 League. In his innings, the Jamaican hit 13 fours and 17 sixes and had a strike rate of 265.15. Talking about Brevis, he completed his hundred in 35 balls. Notably, the 30-ball century from Gayle still remains the quick century across the shorter format cricket. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma and David Miller have hit 35-ball hundreds.
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Notably, this is the joint fifth-highest hundred in T20 cricket. Above them are Rishabh Pant, WJ Lubbe, and Late Andrew Symonds. Pant hit a 32-ball hundred for Delhi against Himachal Pradesh in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2018. Lubbe completed his hundred in 33-balls for North West vs Limpopo in the same year. Talking about the Late Andrew Symonds, he scored 34-ball hundred for Kent against Middlesex way back in 2004.
Meanwhile, talking about the game between the Titans and the Knights, Brevis’s innings helped his side amass a mammoth 271/3 at the end of the innings. Jiveshan Pillay (52) and Donavon Ferriera (33) also contributed with the bat. In reply, the Knights tried alright but could only score 230/9 at the end of the game. They lost the game by 41 runs. For the Knights, Gihahn Cloete scored a fifty opening the innings. Also, Geral Coetzee scored 37 off 11 balls but could help the team’s cause.