Do you know who has hit the fastest hundreds in IPL history? Here is the ranking of IPL centurions based on the number of balls they faced.
Hitting a century in a T20 match is equivalent to a double century in One Day cricket, even though if there are so many. Over the past decade we have seen plenty of big stars registering their names in the list of centurions in T20 cricket and also in Indian Premier League, but here’s the list of the top 10 fastest hundreds in IPL history from 2008-2017.
Top 10 Fastest Hundreds In IPL (2008-2017)
1. Chris Gayle (30 balls)
Chris Gayle has successfully registered his name as the only guy who reached the ton in just 30 balls. It’s not a surprise watching his name on top of the list as his 175 off 66 balls in Bengaluru was one of its kind in T20 cricket. It is also the fastest hundred in any form of professional cricket around the globe.
2. Yusuf Pathan (37 balls)
There is a gap of 7 balls for number one, Yusuf enjoyed his days when he played for Rajasthan Royals back in 2010. Yusuf Pathan scored a 100 in just 37 balls, and this helped a lot in chasing a mammoth 213. Pathan was able to hit a total of 8 sixes and nine fours in this innings.
3. David Miller (38 balls)
In IPL 2013, KXI Punjab had plenty of players who did well for the team and helped their franchise dominate the season, one of such players was David Miller, and one of such innings were his 101 came from just 38 balls. The best part is, David promised to do this in the previous game and managed to pull it off.
4. Adam Gilchrist (42 balls)
Although in this match Adam Gilchrist of Deccan Chargers was in a winning position against the Mumbai Indians. Gilly planned on clearing the boundaries as much as possible. With perfect cricketing shots, he scored a total of 109 runs in just 42 balls to show that, he’s still got it.
5. AB de Villiers (42 balls)
AB shares his record with Adam as he scored a total of 152 for just 52 balls in an innings when he and Virat Kohli indulged into a record partnership for RCB which helped them reach 229 in twenty overs. De Villiers cleared the boundary 22 times in which 12 were sixes and 10 were fours.
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6. Sanath Jayasuriya (45 balls)
Maybe Wankhade Stadium is Sanath’s lucky charm because right here he was able to hit a memorable 151 while playing for Srilanka. Sanath Jayasuriya hit 11 sixes on his way to 114 off 48 balls against the CSK.
7. Murali Vijay (46 balls)
In IPL 2015, Murali Vijay went on to make one of the fastest hundreds in IPL history. He scored a total of 127 in just 56 balls, where hundred comes in only 46 balls.
8. Chris Gayle (46 balls)
Gayle appears on this list for the second time. This was his fifth ton at the Chinnaswamy. He scored 117 for 57 balls whereas the hundred was reached in 46 balls. The Best part of this innings was him taking on Mitchel Johnson for 20 runs in one over.
9. Chris Gayle (46 balls)
This is the first time when Gayle scored a century in Indian Premier League when he was part of KKR franchise. He was able to make a hundred in 46 balls while he scored 107 from 49 balls.
10. AB de Villiers (47 balls)
Royal Challenger Bangalore’s dugout indeed is filled with hundred producing machines. ABD’s 133 off 59 balls helped RCB reach a 235. De Villiers began his innings with five dot balls, however then unleashed his 360-degree shots in which he cleared the ropes 19 times.
These are some of the best centuries in Indian Premier League and also fastest hundreds in IPL history of all seasons 2008-2017.