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10 fastest centuries in Test cricket

  • Meet the ten batsmen who smashed the hapless bowlers in Test cricket to re-write history.
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Modified 02 Dec 2017, 10:53 IST

#9 Roy Fredericks- 71 balls

Roy Frederics
Roy Frederics

The combination of a pacy Perth wicket, Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson is a nightmare for any batsman. The pace bowling duo loved bowling ferociously fast and the WACA pitch added fuel to their fire. On the Perth wicket, courtesy of these pacers, Australia tormented visiting teams.

But in 1975, Roy Fredericks had some other ideas. The West Indies opener not only survived the ordeal but also smashed the pacers with his powerful yet short arms. Responding to Australia's 329, the visitors were 130 for one wicket in 14 overs till lunch on day two and the reason for this tremendous batting display was Fredericks who completed his fifty in 31 balls and hundred in 71 balls.

The opener was dismissed after scoring 169 runs from 145 balls but by that time, West Indies' first inning total had gone beyond Australia's reach.

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Published 27 Aug 2017, 16:19 IST
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