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. Here is a complete list of top 50 fastest century in IPL history.
Full list of top 50 fastest centuries in IPL history 2008 – 2022
|S.N||Player Name||Runs Scored||Balls Faced||Opponent||Venue of the Match||Date of Match|
|1||Chris Gayle||175||30||PWI||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||23 April 2013|
|2||Yusuf Pathan||100||37||MI||Brabourne Stadium||13 March 2010|
|3||David Miller||101||38||RCB||IS Bindra Stadium||06 May 2013|
|4||Adam Gilchrist||109||42||MI||DY Patil Stadium||27 April 2008|
|5||AB de Villiers||129||43||GL||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||14 May 2016|
|6||David Warner||126||43||KKR||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||30 April 2017|
|7||Sanath Jayasuriya||114||45||CSK||Wankhede Stadium||14 May 2008|
|8||Mayank Agarwal||106||45||RR||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||27 September 2020|
|9||Murali Vijay||127||46||RR||Chidambaram||03 April 2010|
|10||Chris Gayle||117||46||PBKS||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||06 May 2015|
|11||Chris Gayle||107||46||PBKS||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||06 May 2011|
|12||AB de Villiers||133||47||MI||Wankhede Stadium||10 May 2015|
|13||Andrew Symonds||117||47||RR||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||24 April 2008|
|14||Virat Kohli||113||47||PBKS||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||18 May 2016|
|15||Virender Sehwag||119||48||DEC||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||05 May 2011|
|16||Quinton de Kock||108||48||RCB||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||17 April 2016|
|17||Wriddhiman Saha||115||49||KKR||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||01 June 2014|
|18||Virender Sehwag||122||50||CSK||Wankhede Stadium||30 May 2014|
|19||Michael Hussey||116||50||PBKS||IS Bindra Stadium||19 April 2008|
|20||Shane Watson||117||51||SRH||Wankhede Stadium||27 May 2018|
|21||Murali Vijay||113||51||DC||Chidambaram||25 May 2012|
|22||Shane Watson||106||51||RR||Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium||20 April 2018|
|23||Devdutt Padikkal||101||51||RR||Wankhede Stadium||22 April 2021|
|24||Paul Valthaty||120||52||CSK||IS Bindra Stadium||13 April 2011|
|25||Jonny Bairstow||114||52||RCB||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||31 March 2019|
|26||David Warner||109||52||DEC||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||10 May 2012|
|27||Rohit Sharma||109||52||KKR||Eden Gardens||12 May 2012|
|28||Brendon McCullum||158||53||RCB||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||18 April 2008|
|29||Chris Gayle||128||53||DC||Arun Jaitley Stadium||17 May 2012|
|30||Virat Kohli||109||53||GL||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||14 May 2016|
|31||Adam Gilchrist||106||53||RCB||HPCA Stadium||17 May 2011|
|32||Steve Smith||101||53||GL||Maharashtra Cricket Association’s International Stadium||29 April 2016|
|33||Suresh Raina||100||53||PBKS||Chidambaram||02 May 2013|
|34||Sanju Samson||119||54||PBKS||Wankhede Stadium||12 April 2021|
|35||Sanju Samson||102||54||SRH||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||29 March 2019|
|36||David Warner||100||54||RCB||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||31 March 2019|
|37||Mahela Jayawardene||110||55||KKR||Eden Gardens||04 April 2010|
|38||Chris Gayle||102||55||KKR||Eden Gardens||22 April 2011|
|39||Rishabh Pant||128||56||SRH||Arun Jaitley Stadium||10 May 2018|
|40||Jos Buttler||124||56||SRH||Arun Jaitley Stadium||02 May 2021|
|41||Virat Kohli||108||56||RPS||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||07 May 2016|
|42||Brendon McCullum||100||56||SRH||Chidambaram||11 April 2015|
|43||Shikhar Dhawan||106||57||PBKS||Dubai International Stadium||20 October 2020|
|44||Shane Watson||104||57||KKR||Brabourne Stadium||16 May 2015|
|45||Shikhar Dhawan||101||57||CSK||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||17 October 2020|
|46||Virat Kohli||100||57||KKR||Eden Gardens||19 April 2019|
|47||Shaun Marsh||115||58||RR||IS Bindra Stadium||28 May 2008|
|48||Ajinkya Rahane||105||58||DC||Sawai Mansingh Stadium||22 April 2019|
|49||Chris Gayle||104||58||SRH||IS Bindra Stadium||19 April 2018|
|50||Hashim Amla||104||58||MI||Holkar Cricket Stadium||20 April 2017|
A Glimpse of Some of the Fastest 100 in IPL History
Fastest Century of IPL History: Chris Gayle – 30 balls
For his former team, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gayle scored many runs and also many centuries. Of the five centuries he scored playing for RCB, this was one of the best that came against his current team Kings XI Punjab (Now Punjab Kings).
Fastest Century of IPL: Murali Vijay – 46 balls
In the early seasons of IPL, Murali Vijay was one of the biggest names for Chennai Super Kings. He would always be consistent, and in 2010 he scored one of the fastest centuries against Rajasthan Royals.
Fastest Century of IPL: Mayank Agarwal – 45 balls
2020 was Mayank Agarwal’s best year in the IPL. Along with his opening partner, KL Rahul, he went on to build some great partnerships. He was one of the contenders for the Orange Cap that season. This century contributed immensely to his career.
Fastest Century of IPL: Sanath Jayasurya – 45 balls
In the very first season, Mumbai Indians did not perform well, but Sanath Jayasurya give them a ray of hope for the coming years with his century against Chennai Super Kings in just 45 balls.
David Warner – 43 balls
After performing well and winning the title in 2017, David Warner continued giving his best for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017. He scored a century against Kolkata Knight Riders in one of the games, and eventually went on to win the orange cap that season. This innings by Warner was one of the fastest 100 in IPL history.
AB de Villiers – 43 balls
Sporting their very famous environment initiative green jersey, AB de Villiers and captain Virat Kohli put on a great partnership of over 200 runs. This innings showed their dominance in cricket, and AB became one of the fastest centurions.
Adam Gilchrist – 42 balls
Fastest centuries in IPL: Adam Gilchrist played only a few seasons in IPL but laid a good foundation for players to come. This century, in the first season, was very important to give a glimpse of where this tournament could head in the future.
David Miller – 38 balls
Fastest 100 in IPL: Miller wad with the Punjab franchise for many years, and this innings against one of the biggest teams, RCB, was one of his best with them. He scored the century in just 38 balls.-- Advertisement --
Yusuf Pathan – 37 balls
Fastest centuries in IPL: 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.
Chris Gayle – 30 balls
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 the highest score in the IPL & fastest 100 in IPL history.