|1||Chris Gayle||PWI||30||175*||17||13||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||23-Apr-2013|
|2||Yusuf Pathan||MI||37||100||8||9||Brabourne Stadium||13-Mar-2010|
|3||David Miller||RCB||38||101*||7||8||IS Bindra Stadium||6-May-2013|
|4||Adam Gilchrist||MI||42||109*||10||9||DY Patil Stadium||27-Apr-2008|
|5||AB de Villiers||GL||43||129*||12||10||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||14-May-2016|
|6||David Warner||KKR||43||126||8||10||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium||30-Apr-2017|
|7||Sanath Jayasuriya||CSK||45||114*||11||9||Wankhede Stadium||14-May-2008|
|8||Mayank Agarwal||RR||45||106||10||7||Sharjah Stadium||27-Sep-2020|
|10||Chris Gayle||KXIP||46||117||12||7||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium||6-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:
Chris Gayle - 30 deliveries
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.
Yusuf Pathan - 37 deliveries
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.
David Miller - 38 deliveries
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.