Fastest 100’s in Men’s T20 World Cup: Scoring a century in a World Cup is a huge moment for any batsman as it will be etched in history for a long time. With T20s being the game’s shortest format, scoring a hundred in T20 World Cup is always considered a big knock.
Chris Gayle holds the record for the fastest 100’s in T20 World Cup (and fastest 100 in T20), while David Miller holds the record for the fastest century in T20 international. Miller shares the record with India’s Rohit Sharma and Sudesh Wickramasekara of Czech Republic.
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Meanwhile, Protea batter Rilee Rossouw scored the first century of T20 World Cup 2022. He made 109 runs off 56 balls including 7 fours and 8 sixes. This is now 4th on the list of fastest 100’s in T20 World Cup.
Fastest 100’s in Men’s T20 World Cup: Top 5
#1. Chris Gayle | West Indies | 47 balls (2016)
Chris Gayle is the only player to have scored 2 centuries in T20 World Cup history. He also holds the record for smashing the fastest century in T20 World Cup. While chasing a target of 183 against England in Mumbai, Gayle played a fiery innings of 100* in just 47 balls, which included 5 fours and 11 sixes. West Indies won the match by 6 wickets.
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#2. Chris Gayle | West Indies | 50 balls (2007)
The first century in a T20 World Cup match was scored by none other than the Universe Boss Chris Gayle. In the very first match of the 2007 World T20, Gayle made 117 off just 57 balls against the hosts South Africa in Johannesburg. His century came off just 50 balls. This remains the only hundred in the T20 World Cup to be scored in a losing cause.
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#3. Brendon McCullum | New Zealand | 51 balls (2012)
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum holds the record for the highest score by a player in the T20 World Cup history. McCullum played a mind-boggling knock of 123 runs off just 58 balls against Bangladesh in Pallekele, 2012. His hundred came off just 51 balls. McCullum’s marvelous innings helped New Zealand win the match by 59 runs.
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#4. Rilee Rossouw | South Africa | 52 balls (2022)
Rilee Rossouw became the first South Africa cricketer to score a century in the T20 World Cup as he led the side to a win over Bangladesh in 2022 T20 World Cup. Rossouw’s 109 was packed with 7 fours and 8 sixes and led the team to a huge total of 205 runs, which they defended easily. He is the second player to score a T20I century in back to back matches.
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#5. Ahmed Shehzad | Pakistan | 58 balls (2014)
Ahmed Shehzad became the only Pakistan player to score a century in the T20 World Cup. During the Pakistan vs Bangladesh match in the 2014 edition of the T20 World Cup, Shehzad opened the batting and scored a masterful century off just 58 balls. His 111-run knock included 10 fours and 5 sixes and led to a comfortable victory by 50 runs.
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N.B: Last Updated on 27/10/2022.