Batting in the most prominent league of the World is not easy for the players who have issues against spin and pace variations. Hitting a century in T20 cricket is a very big deal. If a batsman scores a hundred then his team tends to score more than 200 runs most of the time. And a 100 in fewer deliveries is an achievement to cherish, there are few players who have scored centuries in less balls. But the most interesting thing is that only one player is on the list of the Fastest Century in IPL, let’s have a look at them.
West Indian explosive opener Chris Gayle owns the record of scoring the fastest century in IPL history. He accomplished the feat against Pune Warriors India in the group stage match of the 2013 IPL in just 30 balls. In his most destructive innings, Gayle whacked 17 sixes & 13 fours. He ended up making 175* runs off just 66 balls, which assisted Royal Challengers Bangalore to post 263 runs for PWI. It is the highest score by any side in IPL.
Indian swashbuckling batsman Yusuf Pathan comes in 2nd place in the matter of hitting the fastest century in IPL. Pathan made the century in just 37 balls against Mumbai Indians in the 1st edition of IPL, Rajasthan Royals was chasing a massive target of 213 runs. But fell behind for 5 runs only. His record lasted for 5 years until Gayle broke it in 2013.
Proteas southpaw David Miller has also made it to the elite list of fastest century in IPL by smashing a hundred in just 38 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore. It was a knock-out game of the 2013 IPL, Miller struck 7 sixes and 8 fours to go past the target of 191 runs set by RCB. On that day, Miller showed the world what he is capable of.
Getting former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist’s name in terms of scoring the fastest century in IPL is not surprising. Gilchrist played for Deccan Chargers in the 2008 IPL. The wicket-keeper batsman made the 100 in 42 balls against a strong Mumbai Indians side. His destructive batting helped Deccan Chargers to chase down a score of 145 in just 12 overs. The Australian southpaw smacked 10 sixes and 9 fours to achieve this milestone.
AB DE Villiers
One of the most loved foreign players, AB DE Villiers has also secured a place in this manner. Mr.360 smacked the century against Gujarat Lions in 43 balls in the 9th edition of the IPL (2016). The aggressive batsman hit 12 sixes and 10 fours in his innings of 129 off 43 balls. Australia’s David Warner is also the 5th fastest century scorer in IPL, with the same number of balls as De Villiers.
List of Players With the Fastest Century in IPL
|Chris Gayle (RCB)||30||Pune Warriors India||2013||M Chinnaswamy St|
|Yusuf Pathan (RR)||37||Mumbai Indians||2008||Brabourne St|
|David Miller (KXIP)||38||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2013||IS Bindra St|
|Adam Gilchrist (DC)||42||Mumbai Indians||2008||DY Patil St|
|AB DE Villiers (RCB)||43||Gujarat Lions||2016||M Chinnaswamy St|
|David Warner (SRH)||43||Kolkata Knight Riders||2017||Rajiv Gandhi St|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (MI)||45||Chennai Super Kings||2008||Wankhede St|
|Mayank Agarwal (PKBS)||45||Rajasthan Royals||2020||Sharjah St|
|Murali Vijay (CSK)||46||Rajasthan Royals||2010||P Chidambaram St|
|Chris Gayle (RCB)||46||Punjab Kings||2015||M Chinnaswamy St|
|Chris Gayle (RCB)||46||Punjab Kings||2011||M Chinnaswamy St|
|AB DE Villiers (RCB)||47||Mumbai Indians||2015||Wankhede St|
Chris Gayle scored the fastest century in IPL, in 30 balls against PWI in 2013.
Yusuf Pathan made the fastest century in IPL among Indians, in 37 balls vs MI in 2008.
Chris Gayle’s fastest century in T20 came in 30 balls against PWI in the 2013 IPL.
Virat Kohli’s fastest century came in 47 balls against PKBS in 2016.
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