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Top 10 Fastest Century in IPL History | Meet the Super Stars of IPL

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As the number of overs goes down in a format, the scoring rate tends to get higher. Scoring a century in a T20 game is never easy because of the limited time available to bat, but the game has evolved a lot over the years and players are scoring at a much higher strike rate. Today they don’t just compete to score a century, but also try to reduce the number of balls they take to get there. The IPL played in T20 format, attracts immense popularity as batters display their prowess, aiming to achieve high scores. Here is a complete list of top 10 fastest century in IPL history.

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Top 10 Fastest Centuries in IPL History

Position Player Against BF Runs 6s 4s Venue Date
1 Chris Gayle PWI 30 175* 17 13 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 23-Apr-2013
2 Yusuf Pathan MI 37 100 8 9 Brabourne Stadium 13-Mar-2010
3 David Miller RCB 38 101* 7 8 IS Bindra Stadium 6-May-2013
4 Adam Gilchrist MI 42 109* 10 9 DY Patil Stadium 27-Apr-2008
5 AB de Villiers GL 43 129* 12 10 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 14-May-2016
6 David Warner KKR 43 126 8 10 Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium 30-Apr-2017
7 Sanath Jayasuriya CSK 45 114* 11 9 Wankhede Stadium 14-May-2008
8 Mayank Agarwal RR 45 106 10 7 Sharjah Stadium 27-Sep-2020
9 Murali Vijay RR 46 127 11 8 Chidambaram 3-Apr-2010
10 Chris Gayle KXIP 46 117 12 7 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 6-May-2015

Chris Gayle – 46 balls

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At number 10, Chris Gayle amassed numerous runs and registered several centuries for his former franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore. Among the centuries he notched while playing for RCB, one of the most memorable was against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). Gayle’s remarkable innings saw him achieve the 10th fastest century in IPL history, accomplished in just 46 balls.

Murali Vijay – 46 balls

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During the initial seasons of the IPL, Murali Vijay stood out as one of the prominent figures for the Chennai Super Kings. Renowned for his consistency, he etched his name in IPL history by scoring one of the quickest centuries against the Rajasthan Royals in 2010, achieving the feat in just 46 balls.

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Mayank Agarwal – 45 balls

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In 2020, Mayank Agarwal experienced his most successful year in the IPL. Teaming up with his opening counterpart, KL Rahul, he forged formidable partnerships. Mayank emerged as a strong contender for the Orange Cap during that season. His century in a match against RR proved to be a pivotal moment in his career, as he achieved the fastest century in just 45 balls at Sharjah.

Sanath Jayasurya – 45 balls

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Sanath Jayasuriya secured a position on the list with a 45-ball century while playing for Mumbai Indians against Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural edition on May 14, 2008. He delivered one of the quickest centuries, achieving it in just 45 balls against CSK. With his formidable batting prowess, Jayasuriya significantly contributed to the success of Mumbai Indians in coming years.

David Warner – 43 balls

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Following his exceptional performance and title win in 2016, David Warner maintained his high standards for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2017 IPL season. He showcased his brilliance by scoring a century against the Kolkata Knight Riders in one of the matches, ultimately securing the coveted orange cap for the season. Warner’s remarkable innings marked one of the fastest centuries in IPL history, achieved in just 43 balls.

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AB de Villiers – 43 balls

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AB de Villiers achieved the feat of scoring the joint 5th fastest century in the history of the IPL. He reached the milestone in just 43 balls during the IPL 2016 match against the Gujarat Lions, where the South African batsman hammered 129 runs off 52 deliveries, featuring an impressive tally of 12 sixes and 10 fours.

Adam Gilchrist – 42 balls

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Adam Gilchrist participated in only a handful of IPL seasons, yet he performed so good in those seasons. During the inaugural season of the IPL, he made a significant mark by smashing the fastest century in just 42 balls against the Mumbai Indians while representing Deccan Chargers.

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Fastest 100 in IPL: David Miller – 38 balls

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Miller, a stalwart of the Punjab franchise, exhibited brilliance against RCB, one of the league’s top teams. His century, crafted in just 38 balls, marked a pinnacle in his tenure with the team. It remains one of his most memorable innings, showcasing his skill and dominance in T20 cricket.

Fastest centuries in IPL: Yusuf Pathan – 37 balls

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Rajasthan Royals squad in the first few years was the best squad they ever produced, and Yusuf Pathan was an integral part of that squad. He had many good performances, but this century against Mumbai Indians, scored in just 37 balls, was one of his best.

Fastest centuries in IPL: Chris Gayle – 30 balls

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Nobody else but the Universe Boss could be at the top of this list. This innings against Pune Warriors India was one of the finest innings ever played in the IPL. He got to his century in just 30 balls and went on to score 175 runs in 66 balls, which to date, is fastest 100 in IPL history.

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