Fastest Hundred in T20: The conditions are favorable for batsmen in T20 cricket. In the same format you have to attack the bowler in aggressive way. However, because the time is short, it is a bit difficult for the batsman to score a century. But there are some big bang batsmen who not only do it but they are also praised for their speed.
Players like Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers, Andrew Symonds who make the T20 cricket more interesting to watch out. ‘The Universal Boss’ Gayle who also scored the fastest century in this format while 8 years ago. However, let’s check out the top 5 batsmen who holds the record for Fastest Hundred In T20 format.
23rd of April and the year 2013. Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy Stadium and Chris Gayle scored the fastest century in the IPL, also in the T20 format. He scored a century on just 30 balls against the Pune Warriors. He scored an unbeaten innings of 175 runs on 66 balls. This is the highest score in IPL and T20 cricket. Gayle hit 13 fours and 17 sixes in his innings. With the help of his innings, Bangalore scored 263 runs for 5 wickets. They held the Pune team to a score of 133 for 9 wickets. Click to Watch
Rishabh Pant came close to Gayle’s record during the 2017-18 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Playing for his home state Delhi, the left-hander smashed an unbeaten 116 from only 38 balls against Himachal Pradesh. Pant got to ton in just 32 balls which stand as the 2nd fastest to the format, to record the fastest T20 hundred by an Indian.
Wihan Lubbe completed his hundred off just 33 balls while playing for North West against Limpopo in South Africa’s domestic T20 tournament. The southpaw batsman scored 102 runs off just 33 balls with the help of five fours and 11 sixes.
Lubbe not only scored the fastest T20 hundred for South Africa but also it was his debut hundred in the T20 format. The left-hander was on song and clobbered the Limpopo bowlers to all corners of the ground.
In 2004, while playing the English T20 Cup, Symonds scored a 34-ball ton for Kent against Middlesex. It was only the 2nd century in T20 history after Ian Harvey scored one earlier in 2003. Symonds hit 16 fours and 3 maximums on his way to a century which came in just 37 minutes. He ended up scoring 112 runs from 43 balls in a revised chase of the 157-run target in 18 overs.
Namibia’s opening batsman L Van Der Westhuizen was on song in the 5th unofficial T20 International against Kenya at Windhoek in 2011. The southpaw batsman raced to his hundred in only 35 balls as he batted with the long handle. The left-hander catapulted his attack from the word go and there was no turning back in his blistering knock.
The Namibian batsman scored a fine knock of 145 runs off just 50 balls as he batted with a sky-high strike rate of 290. He scored 14 fours and a dozen sixes in his match-winning innings.