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Malan overtakes Hales in new England record

A devastating display of pristine striking from Dawid Malan absolutely razed New Zealand to the ground as England completed a comprehensive 76-run victory in the fourth T20I to level the series with one match to go. Malan’s flourishing record in T20Is has seen him register his sixth 50-plus score in the format in nine innings.

He became just the second player from England to make a century in T20I cricket, getting to the landmark in a record 48 deliveries. 

Malan thus smashed the previously-held record by Alex Hales for the fastest century by an England batsman in T20Is since the latter had gotten to three figures in 60 balls.

Malan remained unbeaten 103 off 51 deliveries helping England post their highest ever T20I total. He frequently took the aerial route and bludgeoned six maximums in his exuberant show of power-hitting.