Central Stags wicketkeeper-batsman Dane Cleaver has registered considered one of New Zealand’s quickest T20 century towards Otago within the second match of the Ongoing Tremendous Smash 2021-22 at College Oval in Dunedin. He scored unbeaten 114 runs and led his staff to victory by 5 wickets over Otago.
Cleaver’s maiden T20 century got here after he smashed twelve fours and 4 sixes in his innings and made a document break partnership of 156 runs for Stags for the second wicket with veteran batter Gray Hay.
The 37-year-old Hay performed his first T20 match after November 2014 and scored his second T20 half-century.
Convey this up, the duo’s second-wicket partnership broke the Stags’ earlier document of 111 runs set within the 2010/11 version between all-rounder George Employee and batter Mathew Sinclair.
Right here’s the video of Cleaver’s century:
Dane Cleaver brings up 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ off simply 48 balls! 🔥
ninth quickest T20 hundred!! 😯
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) November 28, 2021
Within the match, Otago received the toss and opted to bat first. Otago posted a complete of 184/4 runs on the board of their stipulated 20 overs. Skipper Hamish Rutherford’s 82 off 47 balls steadied the Otago’s innings after dropping an early wicket of Josh Finnie (12 off 10).
The 32-year-old Hamish smashed seven sixes with a strike price of 174.47. Together with Hamish, Neil Broom (30 off 26), Nick Kelly (24 off 20), and Anaru Kitchen (25 off 14) powered Otago to a stable whole of 184 runs.
In reply, Stags gunned down the goal of 184 earlier than an over to spare. There was a time when Stags misplaced two wickets within the 18th over, and Otago was once more within the driving seat. However it was Cleaver’s century that knocked Otago out of the sport.