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5 Fastest Centuries in T20 Cricket

Cricket  •  30 Aug, 2023  •  3,027 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami

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T20 cricket, with its rapid-fire pace, has given rise to some astounding records. From the glamour of the IPL to international fixtures and local tournaments, batsmen have risen to the challenge, reaching milestones breathtakingly. Here's a list of the five fastest T20 centuries, illustrating these batsmen's sheer dominance against various bowling attacks.


Chris Gayle: T20's Magnum Opus in 30 Balls

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At the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in 2013, Chris Gayle unleashed his fury against the Pune Warriors. Representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, he raced to a century in just 30 balls, eventually amassing a staggering 175*. This remarkable innings contributed to Bangalore posting an unparalleled 263/5, the highest team score in IPL history. Gayle's monumental performance remains a testament to his unmatched dominance in T20 cricket.

Rishabh Pant: A Rising Star's 32-ball Marvel

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In the wake of the 2017 IPL season, Rishabh Pant's capabilities came to the fore. During the 2018 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy against Himachal Pradesh, Pant dazzled with a 32-ball century, wrapping up with 116 runs from 36 balls. Batting alongside Gautam Gambhir, he sprinkled his innings with eight fours and 12 towering sixes, marking his grand arrival. Performances like this trace back to his meteoric rise in Indian cricket.



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Wihan Lubbe: An African Delight in 33 Balls

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In the Africa T20 Cup 2018, Wihan Lubbe towered over a beleaguered Limpopo bowling lineup. After the openers laid a foundation, Lubbe took the reins, crafting a 33-ball century. His explosive performance, punctuated by five fours and 11 mighty sixes, led North West to a total of 262, assuring a comfortable win. Such performances confirmed Lubbe's undeniable talent in the African cricketing scene.

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