7 Fastest Centuries in IPL History


7 Fastest Centuries in IPL History

The Indian Premier League began in 2008 and is now entering its 17th season. This cash-rich T20 league is known for thrilling matches featuring dramatic chases and breathless batting performances that keep audiences riveted to their seats.

Although scoring a century is no easy feat in the IPL, here are 7 Fastest Centuries from past IPL seasons that could help inspire hope for success in 2019.

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle set a world record in IPL 2013 against Pune Warriors India by hitting his century in just 30 balls at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru – hitting 17 fours and 13 sixes! It’s undisputedly one of the fastest centuries ever made in IPL history!

Yusuf Pathan earned second spot with his remarkable innings for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2010 at 66/4 in the 10th over. At that stage, it appeared RR were heading down an inevitable defeat as they chased a staggering target of 213 runs. But eventually Yusuf pulled off an extraordinary turn by scoring 19 runs off his last five overs against MI – enough to turn around an otherwise seemingly hopeless situation into victory!

7 Fastest Centuries in IPL History
Chris Gayle

But Pathan unleashed his trademark batting skills with an outstanding century off 37 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Royal Challengers Bangalore that night, and ultimately helped win that game. Second to him was David Miller from Kings XI Punjab against RCB that season who also scored an amazing century off 38 balls – marking his arrival as The Killer Miller!

David Miller

As IPL cricket continues to excite millions of fans worldwide, players are taking their game to new heights. Boasting some of the finest batsmen from around the globe working together to break records and inspire young talent towards greater heights, this competition keeps pushing boundaries while inspiring younger talent to reach for greater heights.

David Miller delivered one of the most memorable IPL innings ever seen when he struck an astonishing ton against RCB in 2013. Miller unleashed an unbelievable series of sixes and fours during an amazing innings against their middle order batsman to complete an outstanding hundred against them in 2013.

On May 6, 2013 Miller arrived on the IS Bindra Stadium pitch at Mohali as Kings XI Punjab (now KXIP) were looking at yet another defeat with 191 to chase. At 64-4 in 9.5 overs they appeared destined for an embarrassing collapse before Miller activated “Killer Mode”.

He dominated RCB bowling with devastating efficiency, hitting eight fours and seven sixes to take control of the match and help his side win with two overs left on the clock. For his impressive efforts he received Player of the Match honors.

Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan has proven himself one of the most explosive batsmen in Indian cricket, producing several record breaking innings for his team. Representing Baroda all-rounder has contributed immensely both domestic and international competitions; including winning IPL titles with Kolkata Knight Riders twice since 2014.

Pathan achieved IPL history’s fastest century when he hit one against Mumbai Indians at Brabourne Stadium, in 2010. Rajasthan Royals had just reached 66/4 and Pathan unleashed his signature innings with nine fours and eight massive sixes before getting run-out shortly thereafter; his performance went down in IPL history forever.

Since his move to KKR, he has delighted fans with his outstanding batting performances. The southpaw has scored several record-setting knocks and his powerful style of bat has helped KKR secure several high-pressure victories.

AB de Villiers

Indian Premier League cricket has long been known as an arena for some of the game’s top talent, including AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli who have both reigned supreme with incredible batting displays throughout each IPL season. De Villiers stands out as a player unto himself with incredible agility and astounding skill on the field; additionally he is an exceptional fielder claiming 19 catches alone during one IPL campaign!

South African batsman Chris Morris struck an unforgettable century during IPL 2013, helping his side secure an emphatic win against Pune Warriors India. The South African’s “Universe Boss” hit 175 runs off just 66 balls with 13 fours and 12 sixes for what was then the fastest century in IPL history.

Adam Gilchrist made this list with his 42-ball ton for Deccan Chargers during the inaugural IPL season, smashing Mumbai Indians bowlers to all corners as he raced towards his hundred. Hitting nine fours and 10 sixes during a thrilling knock which resulted in their team winning by 144 runs; its strike rate made it second fastest ever century scored in IPL history at that time.

Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist made history when he became the fourth-fastest to score an IPL century in just 42 balls for Deccan Chargers during their inaugural season in India Premier League (IPL). Batting against Mumbai Indians, Adam hit 13 fours and 17 sixes to help RCB post 263/5 from their 20 overs against them; Mumbai Indians could only manage 133/9 as an innings response and lost by four runs.

Next on our list is David Miller, who hit an unbelievable century off just 38 deliveries for KXIP (now PKKS) against RCB in 2013. His stunning innings was known as ‘Killer Miller’ and remains one of the greatest knocks ever played in IPL history.

South Africa’s middle order hitter Miller made headlines this year for scoring 101 off 38 deliveries – striking 8 boundaries and 7 sixes to help his side chase down 191 in 18 overs! Shubman Gill also found himself making history after scoring 100 runs off 49 deliveries for KKR against RR in IPL 2023; hitting 10 fours and 14 sixes during an incredible innings which enabled them to easily outwit their rivals.

David Warner

David Warner stands as one of the IPL’s premier run scorers, boasting 12 IPL centuries to Jos Buttler’s four. What distinguishes Warner is his ability to strike an ideal balance between singles and twos during an innings.

On Friday against CSK, he put on an incredible display in this vein. Opening batsman James Faulkner made a swift start against Deepak Chahar in the powerplay and struck back-to-back big shots against Deepak Chahar before going on to strike five twos during his impressive innings for an unbeaten 121 off 59 balls.

7 Fastest Centuries in IPL History
Dawid Warner

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is famed for its fast-paced T20 format that is filled with nail-biting chases and spectacular batting performances. First launched in 2008 and currently in its 16th season, this cash-rich tournament has witnessed some extraordinary batting performances since 2008.

While scoring centuries can be accomplished relatively easily in this format of cricket – here are the fastest centuries ever scored against Gujarat Lions by AB de Villiers after only 43 balls against Gujarat Lions while Adam Gilchrist from Deccan Chargers hit eight fours and seven sixes during his matchup against Mumbai Indians that same year against Mumbai Indians against Mumbai Indians against Deccan Chargers against Mumbai Indians to claim his record performance of hitting eight fours and seven sixes during his appearance against Gujarat Lions against Mumbai Indians!

Sai Sudharsan

Sai Sudharsan quickly emerged as Gujarat Titans’ go-to No. 3 batsman after an uneventful start in 2022 season. When Kane Williamson became injured, Sudharsan took on his duties and helped his team capture both Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and TNPL titles; during final against Chennai Super Kings he scored an amazing 96 from 47 balls which helped Titans secure the championship title.

After Shubman Gill got out, he showed a level of creativity no one expected him to possess, hitting three fours and two sixes as well as hitting a boundary off Nandre Burger’s first delivery for CSK – reminding all of their potential left-handed batsman has.

Sudharsan’s innings was an eye-opening reminder that India’s T20 team does not lack talent; emerging talents like Sudharsan prove this point and show why watching cricket could become so captivating in future years.


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