Fastest Centuries in IPL History

Last Modified May 26, 2023 16:52 IST
1Chris GaylePWI30175*1713M. Chinnaswamy Stadium23-Apr-2013
2Yusuf PathanMI3710089Brabourne Stadium13-Mar-2010
3David MillerRCB38101*78IS Bindra Stadium6-May-2013
4Adam GilchristMI42109*109DY Patil Stadium27-Apr-2008
5AB de VilliersGL43129*1210M. Chinnaswamy Stadium14-May-2016
6David WarnerKKR43126810Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium30-Apr-2017
7Sanath JayasuriyaCSK45114*119Wankhede Stadium14-May-2008
8Mayank AgarwalRR45106107Sharjah Stadium27-Sep-2020
9Murali VijayRR46127118Chidambaram3-Apr-2010
10Chris GayleKXIP46117127M. Chinnaswamy Stadium6-May-2015

The IPL is the mecca of franchise cricket as it is home to the best of players teaming up and playing against one another in the T20s which only produces one outcome: an extravagant cricketing experience! When you have the finest of cricketers in one arena, records are meant to be broken.

One such stat is that of the fastest centuries in IPL thus far and there have been numerous monstrous batting displays from players season after season. These hundreds came at a strike-rate which literally blew away the rival and proved to be match-winning for their side.

So here we have a glimpse at the top 10 quickest centuries scored in the IPL in all these years:

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Christopher Henry Gayle is at the top spot as he hit a robust 175* against Pune Warriors India in the 2013 edition of the IPL. He brought up the hundred in just 30 balls where he cleared the boundary on 17 occasions and hit 13 boundaries! This innings of the Universe Boss also helped RCB break the record of the highest team score in the IPL as the total reached 263-5 after 20 overs. Chris Gayle was awarded the Player of the Match for this gigantic knock of his.

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Explosive batsman Yusuf Pathan did something similar against Mumbai Indians Team. He went on to hit a ton off 37 deliveries in the inaugural edition of the championship. He held the record of the quickest ton for 5 seasons until it was broken by Chris Gayle. The all-rounders’ innings was packed with 8 maximums and 9 fours. He almost pulled off a famous victory for the Rajasthan Royals but got run out and Mumbai Indians won the match by a 4-run margin. However, Pathan was presented with the Player of the Match award for his breathtaking hundred.

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Proteas fire-power David Miller took one extra delivery to record his hundred against a hapless Royal Challengers Bangalore side. Miller hit the ton in 38 balls and ended up being part of the rich history of the IPL. This innings came in a match where Kings XI Punjab were shattered at 64-4 and they had a steep mountain of 191 to climb for the win. This was when the Miller show took off and he completely toppled the RCB bowlers, winning it for the Kings XI with 2 overs to spare! In his scintillating ton, he hit 7 sixes and 8 balls through the fence. David was awarded the Player of the Match award for his knock which gave his team the win from the jaws of defeat.


Q1. Who has scored the fastest century in the IPL?

Ans. West Indian T20 Legend Chris Gayle holds the record for the fastest century scored in the history of IPL as he smashed a mammoth 175 runs of just 30 balls against Pune Warriors India (PWI) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Q.2 Which Indian Player Has the fastest 100 in IPL history?

Ans. Yusuf Pathan has the record of scoring the fastest century in the history of IPL by an Indian player. He smashed a hundred in 37 deliveries against Mumbai Indians in the first season.