In tournaments like the IPL, some batsmen can change the game entirely quickly without having time to recover from the opponents’ attack. Any batsman who scores a century in a T20 innings makes it very easy for his team to get ahead in the game. In particular, if this ton comes at a breakneck pace, the chances of the team winning are further increased. In this article, we will discuss the fastest centuries so far in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Universal boss, former Royal Challengers Bangalore left-arm opening batsman Chris Gayle (current team KXIP), holds the record for the fastest century in the history of the IPL. April 23, He scored his 100 off just 30 balls against Pune Warriors India at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which was the fastest century in IPL history. See the fastest centuries scored in the Indian Premier League.
Fastest Century In IPL History
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Run-fest for Indian Premier League / IPL batters. Multiple batting records are achieved each season as bowlers are missed countless times outside the park. Apart from six sixes in the over, there have been a lot of incidents in the IPL. Today, we will discuss the players who can break Chris Gayle’s record of the fastest century in IPL 2021.
In IPL 2013, he scored 100 off 30 balls against the devastated Pune Warriors India (PWI). The Punjab Kings batsman went on to score 175 off 66 balls in a memorable match. Rohit Sharma and David Warner are among the batsmen to break his bug record.
Top 10 Batsmen With Fastest Century in IPL History
|S.No||Fastest Century In IPL History Player||Balls||Against||Score|
|1||Chris Gayle (RCB)||30||Pune Warriors India||175* (66)|
|2||Yusuf Pathan (RR)||37||Mumbai Indians||100 (37)|
|3||David Miller (KXIP)||38||Royal Challengers Bangalore||101* (38)|
|4||Adam Gilchrist (DC)||42||Mumbai Indians||109* (47)|
|5||AB de Villiers (RCB)||43||Gujarat Lions||129* (52)|
|6||David Warner (SRH)||43||Kolkata Knight Riders||126 (59)|
|7||Sanath Jayasuriya (MI)||45||Chennai Super Kings||114* (48)|
|8||Chris Gayle (RCB)||46||Kings XI Punjab||117 (57)|
|9||Murali Vijay (CSK)||46||Rajasthan Royals||127 (56)|
|10||Andrew Symonds (DC)||47||Rajasthan Royals||107 (49)|
1. Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 30 balls
The boss of the Universe has always been at the top for almost all T20 batting records. Chris Gayle is the first player to play more than 700 T20 cricket matches. In the IPL, he has hit twice the highest number of centuries and most sixes in a single season.
When it comes to the record for the fastest century, Chris Gayle is at the top of his list because he scored a record-breaking century off just 30 balls. Chris Gayle smashed the Pune Warriors bowlers in the third season for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He made a total of 175 runs off just 66 balls with a great 15 sixes and 13 boundaries.
RCB managed to score 263/5 in that match which is still one of the highest scores in T20. The Pune Warriors broke the deadlock by chasing the total and lost the match by a margin of 130 runs.
2. Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan Royals) – 37 balls
Another miracle knocks out, but it ended in heartbreak. Yusuf Pathan is a man who can turn the match around a few deliveries. In the league match against Mumbai Indians in 2010, RR was sent to chase 213 runs in a huge match to get very close, scoring 100 runs in 37 distributions.
RR was 66 for four in the tenth over, and after that, it was Yusuf’s show when he hit nine boundaries and eight sixes. Rajasthan Royals lost the match by four runs.
3. David Miller (Kings XI Punjab) – 38 balls
The South African left-arm batsman is in third place with a century off 36 balls. Playing for Kings XI Punjab, David Miller scored his fastest century off just 38 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali in 2013.
With his incredible ability to hit the ball, Miller made sure his team won the match with two overs left. At one point in the match, he hit about 13 runs in the required run rate over, but Miller made it easy. He hit six sixes and six boundaries in his innings of 101 runs.
4. Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers) – 42 balls
Adam Gilchrist, a former Australian cricketer, was one of the most formidable batsmen in world cricket. In 2008, playing for DC, Gilchrist made his IPL history with an unbeaten 109 in a league match against MI. He hit a century off just 42 balls, a pattern where he hit ten sixes and nine fours. DC chased the target of 155 runs in 12 overs with ten wickets in hand.
5. AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 43 balls
AB de Villiers is in the next position after scoring a century off 43 balls against Gujarat Lions in 2016. De Villiers separated the Gujarat Lions bowlers with Virat Kohli, and both scored individual centuries. Virat was dismissed for 109 off 55 balls, while AB de Villiers was unbeaten on 129 off just 52 balls. De Villiers has 12 sixes and ten boundaries in the innings.
RCB scored 246 runs in the match, and Gujarat Lions Poultry was bowled out for 104 and lost the match by a huge margin of 144 runs.
6. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 43 balls
The hard-hitting Australian opener is sitting next to on the list with his century scored in just 43 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2017. In the first innings of the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored a mammoth total of 209 for the loss of 3 wickets on a slow Hyderabad pitch.
Warner was the main player, scoring most of the runs in his innings of 126 runs in just 59 balls with ten fours and eight sixes.
In the chase, KKR fell behind early on and lost the match by 47 runs despite Robin Uthappa’s quick half-century.
7. Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai Indians) – 45 balls
Sanath Jayasuriya is one of the most dangerous batsmen ever seen in the game. He batted like a batsman and scored a great century off 45 balls. Sri Lanka’s 157-run chase was easily seen by MI, who finished with nine wickets in the 14th over.
MI lost four of their first four games to a catastrophic start. This victory helped keep their momentum going. Jayasuriya hit 11 sixes in his knock.
8. Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 46 balls
The Universe boss is back in the last two spots with his two more centuries, and both are coming up against King XI Punjab. Interestingly enough, both centuries were scored on 46 balls in the 2011 and 2015 editions. The innings are ranked 9th in the 2015 edition due to the higher strike rate.
Playing first, Chris Gayle made a great start to RCB alongside Windows Virat Kohli. When Chris Gayle was dismissed in the 1st over, RCB had already scored 190 runs. Gayle scored 117 runs in just 57 balls, with his century coming up in only 46 balls. He hit 12 sixes and just seven boundaries in his innings. In reply, Kings XI Punjab lost to Chris Gayle by 29 runs and RCB by 138 runs before being bowled out for just six runs.
9. Murali Vijay (Chennai Super Kings) – 46 balls
When he left, Murali Vijay was very happy to see the victory. Solid and elegant, he can shift gears according to the situation. An example of a stunning innings was witnessed in a match against RR in the 2010 IPL season.
For CSK, Vijay recorded a 46-ball century with 11 sixes and eight boundaries. Despite scoring 246, CR had fear because RR went down to chase all. In the end, CSK won it by 23 runs.
10. Andrew Symonds (Deccan Chargers) – 47 balls
The former Australian all-rounder was known for his manic approach in the short format. He made a scare and hit the ball long and hard. Playing for the Deccan Chargers (DC) in the opening edition, a ruthless Symonds attacked the RR bowlers with a century off just 47 balls, including 11 boundaries and seven sixes in 2008-2009.
Despite his heroism, DC could not taste the victory; Rajasthan Royals (RR), who later became champions, were able to drop the ball to fall behind by 217 runs.