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Fastest century in Test – List of Fastest Test Hundred


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.

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 century in Test


Balls Opposition


Brendon McCullum 54 Australia Hagley Oval, Christchurch
Misbah-ul-Haq 56 Australia Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Viv Richards 56 England Antigua Recreation Ground, Antigua
Adam Gilchrist 57 England WACA Ground, Perth
John Gregory 67 South Africa Old Wanderers, Johannesburg

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Fastest century in Test

The fastest 100 in Test cricket is 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.

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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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