Misbah-ul-Haq equals Sir Viv Richards' world record of fastest Test hundred

Misbah-ul-Haq has equalled Viv Richards’ record of fastest Test hundred from 56 balls

Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has equalled Sir Vivian Richards’ record of fastest hundred in Test cricket by making a hundred against Australia off just 56 balls in the 2nd innings of the ongoing Test against Australia at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Coming in at the fall of Younis Khan’s wicket on 3/152, Pakistan already had a massive lead of 461 runs, and Misbah further piled on the misery as he smashed the Australian bowlers to all parts, in the process also scoring the fastest ever fifty in Test cricket off 21 balls.

Fastest hundreds in Test cricket’s history (balls faced):

Balls

Batsman

Match

Year

56 Vivian Richards West Indies v England 1985-86
56 Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan v Australia 2014
57 Adam Gilchrist Australia v England 2006-07
67 Jack Gregory Australia v South Africa 1921-22
69 Shivnarine Chanderpaul West Indies v Australia 2002-03
69 David Warner Australia v India 2011-12
70 Chris Gayle West Indies v Australia 2009-10
71 Roy Fredericks West Indies v Australia 1975-76

*Stats as on 2nd November 2014

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