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 5 Fastest Century in IPL, let’s have a look at them.
Top 5 Players with Fastest Century In IPL History
West Indian explosive opener Chris Gayle owns the record of scoring the fastest century in the history of IPL. He accomplished the feat against Pune Warriors India in the group stage match of the 2013 IPL in just 30 balls. In his most favorite 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 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. 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 is not surprising. Gilchrist played for Deccan Chargers in 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.
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 runs off 43 balls. Australia’s David Warner is also the 5th fastest century scorer in IPL, in 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|
|Yusuf Pathan (RR)||37||Mumbai Indians||2008|
|David Miller (KXIP)||38||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2013|
|Adam Gilchrist (DC)||42||Mumbai Indians||2008|
|AB DE Villiers||43||Gujarat Lions||2016|