Top 10 Fastest Century in IPL: Cricket has evolved as a sport in many different forms since its inception. Earlier, Cricket was played in the longest test format that typically lasted out for four to five days. Then the popular One Day International format was adopted where each side played 50 overs. The first Cricket World Cup was played in 1975 and since then the game of Cricket developed from White Jersey to Colorful Jersey and from Red Ball to White Ball.
|1||Chris Gayle||PWI||30||175||17||13||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||23-Apr-2013|
|2||Yusuf Pathan||MI||37||100||8||9||Brabourne Stadium||13-Mar-2010|
|3||David Miller||RCB||38||101||7||8||IS Bindra Stadium||6-May-2013|
|4||Adam Gilchrist||MI||42||109||10||9||DY Patil Stadium||27-Apr-2008|
|5||AB de Villiers||GL||43||129||12||10||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||14-May-2016|
|6||David Warner||KKR||43||126||8||10||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||30-Apr-2017|
|7||Sanath Jayasuriya||CSK||45||114||11||9||Wankhede Stadium||14-May-2008|
|8||Mayank Agarwal||RR||45||106||10||7||Sharjah Stadium||27-Sep-2020|
|10||Chris Gayle||KXIP||46||117||12||7||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||6-May-2015|
The beginning of the 21st century saw a tremendous change in Cricket. The short 50-over format was now redefined to the shortest 20-over format. The first T-20 International game was played in 2006 and soon played was the first-ever ICC T20 World Cup at South Africa in 2007. The cash-rich IPL soon came into existence as the first season was announced to be played in 2008. Eight franchises took part in the inaugural season.
The Indian Premier League is the most entertaining T-20 league in the world. The participating players don’t leave any chance to entertain the fans with their power hitting. The most successful power-hitting result into the fastest centuries and here is the list of the top ten fastest century in IPL:
Top 10 Fastest Century in IPL
#1 Chris Gayle (46 Balls) vs Kings XI Punjab, 2015
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Banglore
Chris Gayle is the most successful T-20 batsman in the world. The Jamaican powerhouse is renowned for its power-hitting skills and smashing the ball out of the park. Chris Gayle initially played for Kolkata Knight Riders but has his most successful period at the IPL with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Gayle scored the 10th fastest century in IPL in the 2015 season against Kings XI Punjab. Gayle scored an inning of 117 runs that comprised 12 sixes and 7 fours. The Chinnaswamy stadium remains the favorite of the tall opening batsman who also holds the record of the fastest century in IPL.
#2 Murali Vijay (46 Balls) vs Rajasthan Royals, 2010
M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Popular in the Indian side as an Opening Test Batsman, Murali Vijay was a fierce attacking batsman for the Chennai Super Kings in the early seasons. Murali Vijay portrayed excellent power-hitting skills to score the 9th fastest century in IPL of just 46 balls.
Murali’s knock came at a crucial stage for CSK which eventually went on to win the IPL in that season. Murali Vijay scored a brilliant knock of 127 runs which remains his highest score in T-20 matches. His precious knock consisted of 11 sixes and 8 fours.
#3 Mayank Agarwal (45 Balls) vs Rajasthan Royals, 2020
Sharjah Stadium, United Arabs Emirates
Mayank Agarwal is the latest addition to the list of the top ten fastest century in IPL. Mayank Agarwal is a fierce Indian opener who represents the Kings XI Punjab franchise at the IPL. Mayank Aggarwal scored the 8th fastest century in IPL of 45 balls to break the record of Gayle and Vijay.
Agarwal’s quickfire century at the start helped the Kings XI Punjab side to score their highest total of 232 in the IPL. Mayank’s mesmerizing innings comprised of 10 sixes and 7 fours. Rajasthan Royals won the match in a historical run chase
#4 Sanath Jayasuriya (45 Balls) vs Chennai Super Kings, 2008
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
When it comes to scoring quick centuries, Sanath Jayasuriya just can’t be kept away as the talented Sri Lankan batsman also features at the top ten fastest centuries in one-day internationals. Sanath Jayasuriya played for the Mumbai Indians franchise and scored the 7th fastest century in IPL at the inaugural season. Jayasuriya’s explosive century came off just 45 balls.
His crucial knock of 114 runs comprised of 11 sixes and 9 fours. Mumbai rode on to a thumping victory following Jayasuriya’s helpful inning.
#5 David Warner (43 Balls) vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 2017
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
David Warner is the most talented Australian Left-Handed opening batsman. Warner is a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise and leads the side since 2016. Under his captaincy, Sunrisers Hyderabad won the IPL in 2018. Warner is a powerful hitter and score quick runs for the team at the start.
Warner scored the 6th fastest century in IPL against KKR. His 126 run inning comprised of 8 sixes and 10 fours. His well-composed innings helped SRH to beat KKR at their home.
#6 AB de Villiers (43 Balls) vs Gujarat Lions, 2016
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
AB de Villiers, popularly known as Mr. 360 is the most popular T-20 batsman across the globe. De Villiers plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise and has been the most valuable asset for his team. AB can’t be left out when it comes to scoring quick runs and especially all over the park. AB De Villiers scored the 5th fastest century in IPL which came of just 43 balls.
His knock of 129 runs comprised of 12 sixes and 10 fours. RCB managed to defeat Gujarat Lions on the innings built by De Villiers.
#7 Adam Gilchrist (42 Balls) vs Mumbai Indians, 2008
Dr. D Y Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Adam Gilchrist was an Australian Wicket-Keeper Batsman who played and led the Deccan Chargers franchise at the IPL. Under his experienced captaincy, Deccan Chargers won the IPL in 2009. Gilchrist displayed exemplary performance in batting and scored quick runs for his team at the start. Gilchrist scored the 4th fastest century in IPL of just 42 balls.
His outstanding innings of 109 runs included 10 sixes and 9 fours. Gilchrist’s highest opening score helped his team to defeat Mumbai at their home turf.
David Miller (38 Balls) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 2013
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
David Miller is the most reliable South African Batsman in the T-20 format. David Miller has played for several franchises in IPL but his longest and most successful franchise remains the Kings XI Punjab. Miller played an unbelievable knock to rescue Punjab for a historic win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Miller scored an unbeaten 100 of just 38 balls and his clean stroking inning comprised of 7 sixes and 8 fours. Miller scored the 3rd fastest century in IPL to get Punjab through.
Yusuf Pathan (36 Balls) vs Mumbai Indians, 2010
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
Indian Pinch-hitter Yusuf Pathan is widely recognized for his destructive batting. Yusuf’s 36 balls 100 turned the tables for him as he gained recognition from the selectors and cricketing experts. Pathan’s knock is the 2nd fastest century in IPL. The crucial century by Yusuf came at just the right time for Rajasthan who was already struggling to score runs. Yusuf’s 100 run inning comprised of 8 sixes and 9 fours.
Chris Gayle (30 Balls) vs Pune Warriors India, 2013
Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
Ever heard of a Gayle storm? Well, this was one of the most fiercest and destructive ones. Chris Gayle smashed all the bowlers of Pune Warriors over the park. The lightning inning of Gayle bought him a century in just 30 balls which is the fastest century by any batsman in the world and the fastest century in IPL.
Gayle went on to score the highest individual score at IPL with scoring 175 runs off 48 deliveries. The Gayle Storm consisted of 17 sixes and 13 fours.