Being considered a batsman’s game, the T20I format has seen a plethora of memorable batting performances. But, it all looks a bit more sensational when cricketers of associate nations are found registering a world record. One such episode was on display in Namibia’s 2nd T20I game against Botswana at Windhoek.
This game saw the Namibian wicket-keeper batsman JP Kotze recording the 4th fastest T20I century. After getting invited to bat first, Namibia played aggressive cricket right from the word go. Following strong contributions of Nikolaas Davin and skipper and Gerhard Erasmus, Kotze portrayed his prowess by smashing an unbeaten 101 consuming only 43 balls.
Kotze pummeled Botswana’s bowlers to all parts of the ground to produce a breathtaking effort which allowed him to smash 7 fours and 9 sixes. In reply, Botswana was able to score only 116 runs, thus losing the game by a heavy margin of 124 runs. For this sensational batting performance, Kotze was adjudged the best player of the match.