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| On May 24, 2021 6:42 PM IST

Fastest century in Test. Check the list of Fastest Test Hundred

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Fastest century in Test: Test cricket is the pinnacle of all three formats of cricket. It is considered as the most challenging format in cricket as it tests the player’s skill, temperament over the period of the match. Since it is played over a period of 5 days, it has all that a cricket fan wants to see in this game. Many great players have mastered this format and have considered this format as their topmost priority.

Due to the unlimited no. of balls and a time period of 5 days, this format mostly consists of dot balls and maidens. But there are a few records in Test cricket which are quite rare to see. One such record is the fastest century in Test cricket. Not often do we see runs being scored at such a quick rate in this format. Here is the list of top 5 fastest centuries in Tests:

Top 5 fastest 100 in Test

  1. Brendon McCullum vs Australia at Hagley Oval, Christchurch (54 balls)
  2. Misbah-ul-Haq vs Australia at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi (56 balls)
  3. Viv Richards vs England at Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua (56 balls)
  4. Adam Gilchrist vs England at WACA Ground, Perth (57 balls)
  5. John Gregory vs South Africa at Old Wanderers, Johannesburg (67 balls)

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Fastest century in Tests

The fastest 100 in Test cricket was scored by Brendon McCullum against Australia at Christchurch. This match was a special one as this was McCullum’s last international game. Very few players in this sport have those guts to create a world record in their last match and McCullum was certainly one of them.

He came in to bat at No.5 when New Zealand were reeling at 32-3. The ball was moving initially and NZ lost Kane Williamson with the score on 74. But the skipper stuck to his natural game as he had done throughout his career. He just came and started counter-attacking bringing the Christchurch crowd on his feet. McCullum reached his century in just 54 balls by hitting a four over extra cover.

Brendon McCullum’s innings was not enough as Australia went on to win the match by 7 wickets. But McCullum’s knock was one of the most entertaining ones played in this format.

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Monojit Das

An avid reader and follower of cricket