Stats: David Miller smashes fastest T20I century

Shakib Al Hasan

"It was a special feeling".

The previous fastest T20 worldwide century was made off 45 balls by fellow South African Richard Levi against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2012.

Two leg side flicks traveled over square leg, a slower ball was smashed over long-on and a full ball chipped over extra cover as the first five balls were hit for six.

While South Africa gained valuable preparation under new coach Ottis Gibson ahead of tours by India and Australia, Bangladesh failed to live up to the promise it showed recently in home series.

Miller scored his century in just 35 balls in which he hit nine sixes and seven fours.

Quinton de Kock scored his highest Twenty20 worldwide score of 59 to lead South Africa to a 20-run victory over Bangladesh on Thursday in the first game of the series. He just missed out on becoming only the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over in global cricket when he could only drive the final ball from Saifuddin through the covers for one. I just tried to watch the ball and back myself. 15 more runs came off the last 10 overs as Miller helped South Africa plunder a scarcely believable 146 runs in the last 10 overs, and 90 runs off the last five.

The only players to hit six sixes in an over in an worldwide are South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs and India's Yuvraj Singh. He provided an early chance to Bangladesh but was dropped at 0 by Mushfiqur Rahim and he made them pay badly.

Shakib Al Hasan and Saifuddin took wickets each for Bangladesh.

Bangladesh won the toss and put South Africa in to bat, with Hashim Amla (85) leading the way as a series of batting partners - Mangaliso Mosehle (5), JP Duminy (4) and AB de Villiers (20) - struggled to do any considerable damage.

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