T20 cricket as we all know is the fastest & most exciting format of cricket. This format has certainly changed the style of the sport called cricket. The parent format of cricket, i.e the test match which is played for 5 days to a mere 3 hours T20 game, cricket has seen a dramatic shift in interest. Today, team KreedOn brings a complete list of the top 10 fastest century in t20 cricket.
List of fastest century in T20
|29th OCT 2017||DA Miller||35||South Africa v Bangladesh||Potchefstroom|
|22ND DEC 2017||Rohit Sharma||35||India v Sri Lanka||Indore|
|30TH AUG 2019||S Wickramasekara||35||Czech Republic v Turkey||Ilfov County|
|29TH AUG 2019||S Periyalwar||39||Romania v Turkey||Ilfov County|
|16TH SEP 2019||HG Munsey||41||Scotland v the Netherlands||Dublin (Malahide)|
|29TH AUG 2020||Shaheryar Butt||41||Belgium v Czech Republic||Walferdange|
|23RD FEB 2019||Hazratullah Zazai||42||Afghanistan v Ireland||Dehradun|
|20TH AUG 2019||JP Kotze||43||Namibia v Botswana||Windhoek|
|19TH FEB 2012||RE Levi||45||South Africa v New Zealand||Hamilton|
|11TH JAN 2015||F du Plessis||46||South Africa v West Indies||Johannesburg|
Fastest century in T20: David Miller (35 balls)
DAVID MILLER VS BANGLADESH: What a player Miller is, we all have witnessed his aggressive style of batting in IPL but this time around miller went on a rampage as he brought up his century after being dropped on zero by Mushfiqur Rahim and he made them pay badly.
Before miller went carnage mode, South Africa were 78/3 in the first 10 overs, and they finished 224/4 in twenty overs. Miller had hit 5 consecutive sixes in the 19th over off Mohammad Saifuddin and he finished with seven fours and nine maximums.
Fastest century in T20: Rohit Sharma (35 balls)
ROHIT SHARMA VS SRI LANKA:- In this innings, the hitman equaled the joint-fastest century in T20I with David Miller’s 35-ball hundred against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom in 2020.
Now Rohit is the first Indian to score two centuries in T20 internationals cricket history and overall the fifth player in T20Is.
Rohit Sharma scored 118, which is the highest score by an India batsman in T20I, smashing the previous record of 110 not out which was scored by KL Rahul against Windies at Lauderhill in 2016.
Also in this match, Rohit Sharma surpassed the most sixes hit by an Indian player in t20 internationals.
Fastest century in T20: Sudesh Wickramasekara (35 balls)
SUDESH WICKRAMASEKARA vs Turkey:-The Czech Republic veteran all-rounder, Sudesh Wickramasekara took the Turkish team by storm when he scored a century off just 35 balls and remained unbeaten. He became the first cricketer from the Czech Republic to get to a three-figure mark. In this innings, Sudesh smashed eight fours and eleven fours.
Czech Republic batting first posted a giant total of 278 runs in their quota of 20 overs against Turkey.
Fastest century in T20: Hazratullah Zazai (42 balls)
HAZRATULLAH ZAZAI vs IRELAND:- The 21-year-old Hazratullah Zazai of Afghanistan made himself known to the world cricket by putting a stellar batting performance. He started this carnage against Ireland in Dehradun, by opting to bat first against a pack of experienced pack of Ireland players in which a few of them have played against the top teams and at the big tournaments too.
The opening pair of Zazai and Usman Ghani smacked everything that stood in their way to make 236 runs for the first wicket partnership. Zazai went home unbeaten 162 off 62 balls. He scored this century in 42 balls to make his name to the history books of the fastest individuals to score T20I.
Fastest 100 in T20: Jean Pierre Kotze (43 balls)
JEAN-PIERRE KOTZE vs BOTSWANA:- The Namibian wicket-keeper batsman Jean-Pierre Kotze announced his arrival in some style. He introduced himself to the world of T20I cricket with a mesmerizing century against Botswana. Kotze came out to bat in the 11th over and paced his innings like he has been batting for years on that pitch.
The southpaw struck 16 boundaries which included 7 fours and 9 sixes to bring his century off just 43 balls. Kotze started off slow taking some time to settle in the first two overs but once he got going in the 13th over by hitting a six straight down the ground, the Botswana bowlers didn’t have any clue where to bowl him.
Namibia posted a mammoth total of 240 runs in 20 overs and later went on to win by a 124-run margin.
Fastest 100 in T20: Richard Levi (45 balls)
RICHARD LEVI VS NEW ZEALAND:- The Proteas Opener Richard Levi showed why he was highly rated in t20, smashing the then fastest T20I hundred off just 45 deliveries in 2012. It was just his second T20I, scored all over the park which led to a successful run chase of 173 against New Zealand.
He brought up his first fifty of his innings in just 25 balls and for his next fifty, Levi took just 20 balls significantly improving the striking rate. In Doug Bracewell’s over five gigantic sixes were hit by Levi which resulted in 34 runs over. Levi’s out-of-the-world hitting helped South Africa chase down the target with ease and with 24 balls to spare.
Levi remained unbeaten on 117, in this innings he had hit 18 boundaries in which there were 13 sixes, a world record at that time.
Fastest hundred in T20: Faf Du Plessis (46 balls)
FAF DU PLESSIS VS WEST INDIES:- Faf du Plessis remains one of the best players ever to play for South Africa and time to time has played many brilliant innings for his country. But this was a gem of an innings from the veteran and maybe one of his best. After South Africa was in danger of getting humiliated, du Plessis walked in after the fall of openers and stabilized the innings.
He bailed out his side with a memorable century which saw South Africa post a massive total to West Indies. The Highlight of this spectacular innings was when Faf took the left-arm spinner, Sulieman Benn, for 20 runs in an over which included three fours and one six. He brought up his half-century in style by hitting a six while on his way to a century, he did it with a boundary.
As a result, he became the second man to hit a century in t20 international. Faf finally got out on 117 runs helping his side to a monster total of 231 runs for the loss of only seven wickets.