New Delhi. Making a century in T20 also sometimes remains a dream for famous batsmen. In this fast-paced cricket, you get only 20 overs for batting, in such a situation, you have to play quick shots as soon as you reach the crease, in which the risk of getting out is also high. Apart from this, even in the case of the batting order being down, you get to play fewer balls many times. Amidst this ‘nature’ of quick-style cricket, would you believe that two batsmen – Gustave McKeon of France and Rilee Rossouw of South Africa – have a record of scoring two consecutive centuries in T20Is.
Gustav made this record against Switzerland and Norway and Rossouw against India and Bangladesh. Gustav first made this record, which was later equaled by Rosso.
Gustav is an opener and medium pace bowler.
Talking about Gustave McCown, most of the fans are neither familiar with the name of this 19-year-old batsman nor with his team. The right-handed opener and medium pace bowler Gustave scored hundreds in his two consecutive matches on July 25 and July 27, 2022. were rooted. He scored the first century of T20I career on 25 July against Switzerland in Vantaa. In the innings, Gustav faced 61 balls and scored 109 runs at a strike rate of 178.68, which included five fours and nine sixes. However, despite this century, France had to face defeat from Switzerland in the match. Gustav scored his second century against Norway on 27 July. In this, he scored 101 runs in 53 balls with the help of five fours and eight sixes. On the basis of this performance of Player of the Match Gustav, France won the match by 11 runs. In the match, he also took three wickets for 27 runs.
T20 record so far very impressive
Born on 18 October 2003, Gustav’s T20 record is very impressive. He has expertise in hitting sixes and has hit 23 sixes so far. Gustav has scored 377 runs at an average of 75.40 and a strike rate of 164.62 while playing five T20Is. Apart from two centuries, two half-centuries (87 and 76 runs) are also recorded in his name. Has been dismissed for less than 50 only once in his career of five T20Is. In the match of 31 July, he could score only 4 runs. Gustav is also the youngest batsman to score a century in T20Is, at the age of 18 years 280 days. Gustav broke the 2-year-old record of Afghanistan batsman Hazratullah Zazai. Had scored a century against in 20 years 337 days.
Rosso equaled the record
Rosso of South Africa equaled Gustav’s T20I record in October 2022. He scored an unbeaten 100 against India in Indore on 4 October 2022 and then scored centuries in consecutive matches against Bangladesh on 27 October 2022 in Sydney. Rosso has so far scored 767 runs in 29 T20Is at an average of 34.86, which includes two centuries and three half-centuries.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 16, 2023, 10:24 IST