Top 5 Fastest Centuries in IPL History
Scoring hundreds in the shortest format of the game is one of the hardest jobs for batsmen facing the best bowlers, but in the Indian Premier League – IPL, players made the job too easy and there are several occasions when players reached the 100 fastest on this tournament. Foreign players dominate this list, but there are also some local players who have made the list of the Top and Best 5 fastest centuries in IPL history.
|1||Chris Gayle||175||30||13||17||RCB||PWI||23-04-2013||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|2||Yusuf Pathan||100||37||9||8||RR||MI||13-03-2010||Brabourne Stadium|
|3||David Miller||101||38||8||7||PBKS||RCB||5-June-2013||IS Bindra Stadium|
|4||Adam Gilchrist||109||42||9||10||DEC||MI||27-04-2008||DY Patil Stadium|
|5||AB de Villiers||129||43||10||12||RCB||GL||14-05-2016||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
1. Chris Gayle (100 in 30 balls)
When it comes to breaking records as a hitter in the shortest format of the game, Chris Gayle is the name that comes to everyone’s mind. And rightly so, the Universe Boss tops the list for its impressive 175* hit of just 66 balls against Pune Warriors in 2013.
He scored his hundred in just 30 balls, which is the 100th fastest in IPL history. Gayle’s dazzling coupled Royal Challengers Bangalore to a gigantic score of 263, which is the highest total in IPL history so far. He is also the only batter with more than 300 sixes in the league and also has the highest score of 175* to his name.
2. Yusuf Pathan (100 in 37 balls)
Yusuf Pathan was unstoppable at his best in the IPL and his sparkling 100-37-ball hit against the Mumbai Indians in 2010 remains one of the most popular hits in IPL history. It is also the second-fastest 100 in IPL history.
However, Yusuf’s coup ended in a heartbreaking manner as his Rajasthan Royals team fell short of only four runs while chasing the 213th Mumbai. The mid-order batter was the solitary wrestler on the side when his side stumbled at 66/4. Yusuf Pathan batted all the way to the 17th to take Rajasthan closer to the target, but an unfortunate getaway ended the innings and so did Rajasthan’s hopes.
3. David Miller (100 in 38 balls)
South Africa’s mid-order hitter David Miller received the finalizer label after his special innings at IPL 2013. The coup against Royal Challengers Bangalore changed things for Miller when he played an excellent 101* match-winning shot with only 38 balls. Chasing 191, Kings XI Punjab fell apart at 64/4, but Miller changed the entire complexion of the game just after reaching the crease. Miller’s coup included 8 fours and 7 sixes and ended things with two leftovers. It’s the third fastest 100 in IPL history and one of the punches the cricket world will ever forget.
4. Adam Gilchrist (100 in 42 balls)
In the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), legendary Australian hitter Adam Gilchrist made a name for himself at the top after crushing the 100 fastest ones against the Mumbai Indians. It’s now the fourth 100 fastest in IPL history.
Chasing the 155th from Mumbai, starters Gilchrist and VVS Laxman beat the bowlers around the park to record a 10-wicket victory. With 9 fours and 10 massive sixes, Gilchrist scored 109* off just 47 balls at a strike rate of 231.91.
5. AB de Villiers (100 in 43 balls)
AB de Villiers is one of the cleanest hitters when it comes to the limited boundary format and has been an integral part of Royal Challengers Bangalore over the years at the IPL. He has played some explosive shots for the side and among them, his 129* hit from 55 balls against Gujrat in Lions in IPL 2016 left everyone speechless.
AB De Villiers smashed a hundred in just 43 balls and is now the fifth fastest 100 in IPL history. Virat Kohli also scored a hundred in the same game and the deadly duo took the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a total of 248 races in their 20 overs.