Richard Levi, who turns 29 today, holds the record for the fastest century in T20 international history.
All 13 of Levi’s T20 internationals came in 2012, and his second, against New Zealand in Hamilton, was emphatically his best. Needing 174 for victory, Levi saw off the total with four overs to spare, smashing 13 sixes for his 117 not out off 51 balls. Only Aaron Finch has scored more sixes in a T20i innings than Levi, hitting 14 against England in 2013.
Incredibly, despite the game moving forward in the fashion that it has, the 45 balls it took for him to reach a ton remains a record, with countryman Faf du Plessis taking one more delivery to achieve the feat against West Indies in 2015.
Levi failed to push on from that knock, posting single-figure scores in his last five innings in the green and gold. He continues, though, to be the master blaster for the Cape Cobras and Northants in England.
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