Munsey blasts iconic 25-ball century for Gloucestershire
They say records are meant to be broken and thanks to Scotland batsman George Munsey who played the knock of his life by unleashed his power ever so well as he record-breaking century off just 25 balls. Well, it just took him 17 deliveries to get to his half-century and in the next 8 balls, he escalated his score to a whopping triple-digit mark.
Munsey stole the spotlight in an unofficial Twenty20 game between Gloucestershire 2nd XI and Bath CC. In the record-breaking spree, Munsey went on to smash an unbelievable 39-ball 147. Meanwhile, Munsey’s partner GP Willows also chipped in with a half-century which came off in 53 balls.
Munsey stole the show
Nonetheless, it was Munsey who stole the show with the help of their No.3 batsman Tom Price who scored a 23-ball 50 as Gloucestershire 2nd XI posted a mind-blowing 326/3 from their allotted quota of 20 overs.
WOW!! That scorecard, well played George Munsey👏 pic.twitter.com/BhvR22tUJP
— Gloucestershire Cricket🏏 (@Gloscricket) April 21, 2019
The highest individual score in T20 cricket is owned by Universe Boss Chris Gayle, who scored 175* for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL which steered the team to 263/5 and the highest team score was set by Afghanistan previously this year against Ireland, when they scored 278/3, with Hazratullah Zazais topping the charts with 162 not out.
Fans and cricket experts were left speechless after Munsey’s knock that featured as many as five fours and 20 sixes. Another highlight of his innings was that he smashed six sixes in a row. Gayle’s surreal knock for Bangalore is the quickest ton in T20 cricket, but Munsey brought his century in just 25 deliveries, five balls quicker than the Caribbean.
Interestingly, there was yet another swift hundred in an unofficial game, with Surrey’s Will Jacks brought up his century off just 25 balls in a T10 warm-up game against Lancashire. Quite interestingly, his knock also included six sixes in an over.
Gloucestershire 2nd XI convincingly won the game by 112 runs.