In a local T10 match played between Surrey and Lancashire, Will Jacks become the first batsman to score a century from 25 balls. Jacks was playing for his team, Surrey when he recorded his feat in the T10 match. After that match, he said that he didn’t even think of achieving this milestone until he was 98 for not out. He said that it happened all quickly. It was the first match of the four-team T10 tournament at the ICC Academy in Dubai. The score was packed with sixes that also included 6 sixes in one over bowled by Stephen Parry, the Lancashire left-arm spinner.
Jacks did not think of reaching the three-digit figure
When asked about reaching the three-digit figure, Jacks said that he didn’t really think that can happen. “We hadn’t really thought about it, but Jade [Dernbach, the Surrey bowler] has played in the T10 League, so he has seen it, and we were chatting saying 120 to 130 was an average score. I went out to try and have fun, really, that was it, and didn’t think about the hundred until I was on 98, because it all happened quite quickly. It is something completely new, and I just thought I’d go out and have some fun. And it was good fun,” said the century scorer.
Jacks made a feature for himself in a squad full of international players
Before the match began, nobody really knew Jacks as there were more of international players to focus on, however, with time he became the most known name in the ICC Academy. With the big score achieved by Jacks, Surrey posted a total of 176 runs off 10 overs and eventually won the match by 95 runs after bowling out Lancashire for 81.