Fastest T20 100. Top 5 fastest T20 100s.

T20 is the most popular version in Cricket these days. The explosive hitting & the fast pace of the format makes this version a favourite with the cricket fans. So are you aware who has scored the fastest T20 century?

 

Let us look at the top 5 fastest international T20 100s in the world:

 

No. 1 – David Miller & Rohit Sharma (100 in 35 balls)

The number 1 position is shared by South Africa’s David Miller and India’s Rohit Sharma. They both achieved this incredible feat in 35 balls.

DAVID MILLER (SA)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
35
9
7

David miller played this exceptional knock in October 2017, against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom. He hit 9 Sixes and 7 Fours to reach this milestone.

Staying unbeaten till the end, with a score of 101 off 36 balls, David Miller helped South Africa to score a massive 224/4 in their 20 overs.

Bangladesh could not match the batting prowess of David Miller ending up being all out for 141 runs in 18.3 overs.

Rohit Sharma equalled this record of David Miller just a couple of months later, in December 2017.

ROHIT SHARMA (Ind)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
35
10
12

Playing against Sri Lanka In Indore, Rohit Sharma blasted 10 Sixes and 12 Fours on his way to 118 runs in just 43 balls. This included the fastest T20 100 off just 35 balls.

No. 2 – Richard Levi (100 in 45 Balls)

The 2nd fastest international T20 century was scored by another South African, Richard Levi against New Zealand in their own backyard.

In February 2012, opening the batting for South Africa, Richard Levi went on to score the fastest century at that time, in just 45 balls.

RICHARD LEVI (SA)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
45
13
5

Levi ended up with a score of 117 runs in 51 balls, this record-breaking knock had a whopping 13 Sixes and 5 Fours in it.

With the help of this innings, South Africa chased the target of 174 runs set by New Zealand in just 16 overs.

No. 3 Aaron Finch and Chris Gayle (100 in 47 Balls)

This position again is held by Australia’s Aaron Finch & the West Indian Great, Chris Gayle.

The Australian batsman, Aaron Finch scored his century in just 47 balls against England in Southampton in August 2013.

Opening the batting for Australia, Finch hit 14 Sixes and 11 Fours to go on to score 156 runs in just 63 balls.

AARON FINCH (Aus)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
47
14
11

Australia went on to make 248/6 in their 20 overs and won this match against England who managed 209/6 in their stipulated 20 overs. Joe Root made a fighting 90 in 49 balls for England but could not save them the game.

Chris Gayle on the other hand achieved this feat in the 2016 T20 World Cup, against England, in Mumbai.

CHRIS GAYLE (WI)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
47
11
5

Chasing a target of 183 set by England, Chris Gayle, hit 11 massive Sixes and 5 fours on his way to scoring one of the fastest centuries in a T20 international.

West Indies chased the target of 183 runs in just 18.1 overs, convincingly winning the match.

No. 4 – Chris Gayle & Brendon McCullum (100 in 50 Balls)

The 4th fastest T20 century is again jointly held by the West Indian great, Chris Gayle & the New Zealander, Brendon McCullum. They achieved this feat in 50 Balls.

While Chris Gayle scored his 100 in 50 balls against South Africa, in Johannesburg in the year 2007, Brendon McCullum entered the record books in 2010, scoring his ton against Australia, in Christchurch.

CHRIS GAYLE (WI)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
50
10
7

Chris Gayle hit 10 huge Sixes and 7 Fours on his way to scoring 117 in 57 Balls.

West Indies set a target of 206 for South Africa which they managed to chase in 17.4 overs with the help of a 55 balls 90 by Herschelle Gibbs.

Brendon McCullum on the other hand, hit 8 massive Sixes & 12 Fours against Australia in February 2010 on his way to 116 off 56 balls.

BRENDON McCULLUM (NZ)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
50
8
12

New Zealand set a target of 214 runs, however Australia managed to tie this game scoring 214/4 in their 20 overs. However, later, New Zealand won the one-over eliminator.

No. 5 Brendon McCullum & Dawid Malan (100 in 51 Balls)

Here again we have the kiwi legend, Brendon McCullum, sharing the no. 5 spot with England’s Dawid Malan.

Playing against Bangladesh in Pallekele, McCullum blasted his way to a 51 balls century in September 2012. He hit 7 sixes and 11 fours in this record making knock.

BRENDON McCULLUM (NZ)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
51
7
11

New Zealand put up 191/3 in their 20 overs, mainly with the help of McCullum’s knock of 123 in 58 balls. Bangladesh in reply managed to score 132/8 in their 20 overs, losing the game by 59 runs.

The joint 5th top scorer, Dawid Malan, from England, scored his record equalling T20 century (100) in 51 balls against New Zealand in November 2019. This knock by Malan had 6 sixes and 9 fours.

DAWID MALAN (ENG)

Runs Balls 6's 4's
100
51
7
11

Batting first in Napier, England went on to score 241/3 which included a brilliant 103 in 51 balls by Dawid Malan and 91 off 41 balls by Eoin Morgan.

England won the match by 76 runs with New Zealand being all out for 165 in 16.5 overs.

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