With the evolution of T20 cricket, Batsmen Have More Keen To Score Very Quickly in ODI’s and Test Matches as Well. We Already Seen Some of the Fastest Innings in T2o and ODI’s Cricket. Shahid Afridi Scored a Fastest Century in ODI’s, Chris Gayle Blasted A Fastest Century in T20. But Here We Going To Make The List of Top 10 Fastest Test Centuries of All Time.
On 15th of April 1986, West Indian Legend Viv Richards Scored A 56 Balls Century Against England. Antigua’s Ground Will Remember This Ton For Long Time. This Was The Fastest Century in Test Cricket History in Term Of Balls. Richards Smashed 7 Fours and 7 Sixes During His Historic Innings.
Pakistan Captain Misbah Ul Haq has blast a Test Century against Australia in 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi 2014. he Played 56 Ball to Reached his 100. He also scored a Fastest Test Fifty during his historic innings. With his superb innings, he leveled the feat of fastest test centuries (in terms of balls), achieved by Viv Richards long ago.
Most Recent Fastest Century before Misbah Ul Haq Was Made By Australian Left Handed Adam Gilchrist, Gilchrist Who Considered To be The Best Wicket Keeper of All Time, and One of The Best Wicket Keeper Batsmen of All Time, he scored a Ton, Taking Just 59 Balls. Victim was Once Again England. Gilchrist Completes His 100 With The Help of 12 Fours and 4 Massive Sixes.
Latest Inclusion in the List is New Zealand’s BB McCullum, who scored 54 Balls 100 against australia in his last ever test match.
Have a Look at The List fastest test hundreds list in test cricket.
Top 10 Fastest Test Centuries of All Time. (by Balls)
|54||BB McCullum||New Zealand v Australia||Christchurch||2015/16|
|56||IVA Richards||West Indies v England||St John's||1985/86|
|56||Misbah-ul-Haq||Pakistan v Australia||Abu Dhabi||2014/15|
|57||AC Gilchrist||Australia v England||Perth||2006/07|
|67||JM Gregory||Australia v South Africa||Johannesburg||1921/22|
|69||S Chanderpaul||West Indies v Australia||Georgetown||2002/03|
|69||DA Warner||Australia v India||Perth||2011/12|
|70||CH Gayle||West Indies v Australia||Perth||2009/10|
|71||RC Fredericks||West Indies v Australia||Perth||1975/76|
|74||Majid Khan||Pakistan v New Zealand||Karachi||1976/77|
|74||Kapil Dev||India v Sri Lanka||Kanpur||1986/87|
|74||M Azharuddin||India v South Africa||Calcutta||1996/97|
|74||BB McCullum||New Zealand v Sri Lanka||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||2014/15|
Note: All the figures are from the start of an individual innings. NJ Astle’s second hundred in his 222 v England at Christchurch in 2001/02 took 39 balls. (espncricinfo.com)
Top 6 Fastest Test Centuries (by Minutes)
|70||JM Gregory||Australia v South Africa||Johannesburg||1921/22|
|77||GL Jessop||England v Australia||The Oval||1902|
|78||R Benaud||Australia v West Indies||Kingston||1954/55|
|78||BB McCullum||New Zealand v Australia||Christchurch||2015/16|
|80||JH Sinclair||South Africa v Australia||Cape Town||1902/03|
|81||IVA Richards||West Indies v England||St John's||1985/86|
|86||BR Taylor||New Zealand v West Indies||Auckland||1968/69|