Cricket: Surrey batsman Will Jacks smashes 25-ball hundred against Lancashire

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Will Jacks reached the milestone during a ten over the pre-season match in Dubai against Lancashire. 

The 20-year-old youngster hit six sixes in an over en route his record-breaking innings of 105 off just 29 deliveries.

Unfortunately, the innings will not go down in the record books as it was not an official match. Had it been recognised, it would have been the fastest ton in the history of the game, beating Chris Gayle’s effort by 5 deliveries.

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Jacks, will however surpass fellow Englishman Alex Hales’ score of 87, which was the highest ever score achieved in the T-10 format.

The youngster had a chat with ESPN Cricinfo after the game where he claimed that he was not thinking about the ton out in the middle.

“I didn’t think about the hundred until I was on 98 – it all happened quite quickly,” Jacks said. “Once I got to 98 I thought, ”I’ll just knock it around for these last two and start again.'”

Similarly, it was a little while before Jacks contemplated his sixth maximum off Parry. “After the fourth six I was thinking, ‘I’ve got a real chance here,’ and when the fifth one just snuck over I gave it everything on the last one and that just snuck over too,” Jacks said.

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