The 18-year-old French cricketer Gustav McKeon is unstoppable in his early T20I career. Recently, the right-handed opening batter created history by becoming the first to score back-to-back T20I centuries.
Just a few days ago, Gustav McKeon created history with the record of youngest to score a T20I century which was only his second T20I match. In that game against Switzerland on 25th July, he scored 109 off 61 balls.
Gustav McKeon now delivered solid all-round performances
In the very next T20I against Norway on 27th July (ICC Men's T20 World Cup Sub Regional Europe Qualifier Group B, Group 2), McKeon scored his second T20I century. This time the right-handed opening batter scored 101 off 53 balls with the help of five fours and eight sixes.
It was McKeon’s successive T20I centuries. With those consecutive centuries, he became the first cricketer to record back-to-back T20I centuries.
McKeon’s century against Norway helped France to manage the first innings total of 158/8 in 20 overs. Later, Norway were all out on 147 runs in 19.2 overs, where the right-arm medium-fast bowler McKeon bagged three wickets (3/27) along with the new ball bowler Noman Amjad (3/24).
So, McKeon became the fourth cricketer to score a century and pick up at least three wickets in a T20I match.
Top all-round performances in T20I history (scored 100 runs + took at least three wickets)
Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
7th February 2018
Sabawoon Davizi (Czech Republic)
20th October 2019
Francisco Damiao Couana (Mozambique)
3rd November 2021
Gustav McKeon (France)
27th July 2022
Gustav McKeon is also the most runs scorer in the first three T20I innings of a career
After the first three T20I matches, Gustav McKeon scored 286 runs with an average of 95.33, including two centuries and one half-century. It is the new record for most runs in the first three T20I innings of a career.
Portuguese right-handed batter Azhar Andani was the previous record holder of most runs in the first three T20I innings of a career with 227 runs.
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