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IPL 2021: Batsmen with fastest centuries in IPL history

In a tournament like IPL, some batsmen can completely change the game in very less time, leaving no time for the opposition to recover from the assault.

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

In a tournament like IPL, some batsmen can completely change the game in very less time leaving no time for the opposition to recover from the assault. When any batsman hits a century in T20 innings, it makes it very easy for his team to get ahead in the game. In particular, if this ton comes at a very fast pace then the probability of the team’s winning increases even more. In this article, we will be discussing the fastest centuries in Indian Premier League history so far.

Chris Gayle holds the record for smashing the fastest hundred in IPL. In an IPL 2013 game against Pune Warriors, Gayle played a blistering knock of 175 runs off 66 balls. Gayle hit 17 sixes and 13 fours in his memorable innings. The left-hander ran to a three-figure mark in only 30 balls during his superb knock. RCB posted a huge total of 263/5 in 20 overs with the help of Gayle’s century. The Pune team could manage only 133/9 and lost the match by 130 runs. 

Yusuf Pathan is at the top spot in this record among the Indian players. He smacked a ton in only 37 balls against Mumbai Indians in 2010, which was the fastest century at that time. Rajasthan Royals were chasing a big target of 213 runs in this game and were in the game until Yusuf got out. Rajasthan scored 208/7 in their 20 overs and lost the match by 4 runs.

David Miller scored a century in only 38 balls in his famous 101-run knock against RCB in IPL 2013. RCB had set a target of 191 runs against Punjab and were in the winning zone in the second innings as Punjab scored only 64/4 in 9.5 overs. Miller played a blinder to help Punjab chase the challenging total in only 18 overs with 6 wickets to spare.

Adam Gilchrist struck a 42-ball century in the inaugural season of IPL. Deccan Chargers were chasing 155 runs in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians and Gilchrist won the game for his team in just 12 overs. DC won this match very comfortably by 10 wickets.

AB de Villiers and David Warner are at the joint fifth spot in this regard with hundreds in only 43 balls. The Proteas batsman hit 129 runs off 52 balls against Gujarat Lions in IPL 2016 included 12 sixes and 10 fours. David Warner slammed 126 runs off only 59 balls including 10 fours and 8 sixes which helped SRH win by 48 runs against KKR.   

Fastest centuries in IPL

Player Runs Balls Against Balls for century Year
Chris Gayle 175* 66 PW 30 2013
Yusuf Pathan 100 37 MI 37 2008
David Miller 101* 38 RCB 38 2013
Adam Gilchrist 109* 47 MI 42 2008
AB de Villiers 129* 52 GL 43 2016
David Warner 126 59 KKR 43 2017