Fastest century in Test Cricket by Indian batsmen. Check the top 10 list here

Updated on: Jan 23, 2023 4:10 pm IST

  • Fastest century in Test Cricket by Indian batsmen

    Fastest century in Test Cricket by Indian batsmen: Team India has produced some of the best batsmen in the world, and their batsmen have scored many fast centuries in Test matches. A century is a milestone achievement in cricket, and when it is scored quickly, it showcases the batsman’s skill and aggression. In this post we have come up with the fastest Test centuries scored by Indian batters. The list is jointly led by Kapil Dev and Mohammed Azharuddin who scored the fastest tons in 74 deliveries against Sri Lanka and South Africa respectively.

    Fastest century in Test Cricket by Indian batsmen

    Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev holds a unique record in Test cricket for scoring the joint-fastest century by an Indian batsman. He accomplished this milestone in just 74 balls against Sri Lanka during the 1st Test match of their tour of India in December 1986 at Kanpur. Sri Lanka had a strong start by putting up 420 runs in their first innings, with four batsmen scoring half-centuries. Kapil Dev joined the Indian team when the score was 399/5 after the fall of Ravi Shastri’s wicket and made a remarkable century in just 74 balls.

    Mohammad Azharuddin, another former skipper, has tied with Kapil Dev for the fastest century scored by an Indian batsman in Test cricket. He achieved this feat by scoring a century in 74 deliveries against South Africa in November 1996, joining Kapil Dev at the top of the charts. This remarkable achievement showcases Azharuddin’s skill and aggression as a batsman, and it is still remembered as one of the best innings played by an Indian cricketer, especially when he came to bat after getting retired hurt.

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