Fastest Centuries in Men’s T20s

Chris Gayle holds the record for the fastest T20 century in cricket. Here is the list of the players with the fastest centuries in Men's T20s.
Chris Gayle's 30 ball century against Pune Warriors India (Image - Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Chris Gayle's 30 ball century against Pune Warriors India (Image - Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Scoring a century is one of the biggest feats for a batter in cricket. However, when it comes to T20 cricket, the shortest of the three international formats of the sport, scoring a 100 is even more impressive. One of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball in the world, Chris Gayle holds the record for the fastest century in T20 cricket. In this article, we'll talk about the batters with the Fastest Centuries in Men's T20s.

Fastest Centuries in Men's T20s

Chris Gayle | 30 balls

Bowlers always found difficulties to bowl against the Universal Boss. Gayle became a nightmare for the Pune bowlers on 23rd April 2013 in Bengaluru. He scored the century in just 30 deliveries to become the fastest centurion in the history of Men's T20 cricket. His 175-run innings off just 66 balls, the highest individual score in the IPL history, was filled with 17 sixes and 13 boundaries. The Bangalore team put up a mammoth total of 263 runs on the board. They won the match by a huge margin of 130 runs.

Rishabh Pant | 32 balls

Rishabh Pant smashed a century in just 32 balls for Delhi against Himachal Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match in January 2018. He became the second-fastest batter to score a century in T20 Cricket. Chasing a target of 144 set by Himachal, Pant got Delhi off to a flying start as he reached the triple-figure mark in just 32 deliveries. The total was chased down in just 11.4 overs and ended with 116 runs in 38 balls and his innings involved 8 fours and 12 sixes.

Wihan Lubbe | 33 balls

Lubbe's debut T20 century was not only the fastest T20 century on South African soil but it was also the third fastest in Men's T20 cricket history. Wihan Lubbe scored his debut T20 century from a record-breaking 33 balls during the North West Dragons Africa Cup clash against Limpopo. Lubbe slammed the ball to all parts in his knock of 102 from 33 balls (5 fours and 11 sixes) against a hopeless Limpopo bowling attack in Paarl during a group stage encounter on 15 September 2018.

Fastest Centuries in Men's T20s (Top 10)

Balls facedPlayerTeamOpponentYear
30Chris GayleRoyal Challengers BangalorePune Warriors2013
32Rishabh PantDelhiHimachal Pradesh2018
33Wihan LubbeNorth WestLimpopo2018
34Andrew SymondsKentMiddlesex2004
34Sean AbbottSurreyKent2023
35David MillerSouth AfricaBangladesh2017
35Rohit SharmaIndiaSri Lanka2017
35Louis van der WesthuizenNamibiaKenya2011
35Sudesh WickramasekaraCzech RepublicTurkey2019
35Martin GuptillWorcestershireNorthamptonshire2018

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