Breaking the Century Barrier: Fastest Hundred in IPL History

Reaching a century in the exciting IPL is a testimonial to a batsman’s exceptional strength and skill. These 5 batsmen hit the fastest century in IPL.

The INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE started in India on April 18, 2008, and today it has been 16 years. We have seen many of the best innings in it, be it Brendon McCullam’s 158-run innings in the first match of the IPL or Chris Gayle’s 175 runs. Apart from that, many centuries have also been made. Until now, 99 centuries have been made in the IPL, with 28 Indian players and 28 overseas players. Some players have scored the fastest century in the IPL. To know their names, read the full article.

Chris Gayle (Royal Challenge Bengaluru)

On April 23, 2013, in Bengaluru, Chris Gayle made IPL history by blasting the fastest century ever recorded for the league. In just 30 balls, Gayle achieved his century against Pune Warriors India, showcasing his amazing power-hitting ability. With an amazing 17 sixes and 13 boundaries, he finished his innings with an undefeated 175 runs off just 66 deliveries, making it a real show.

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Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan Royal)

On March 13, 2010, at Brabourne Stadium, Yusuf Pathan of the Rajasthan Royals struck a magnificent century in just 37 balls against the Mumbai Indians. With an explosive innings that featured an amazing variety of strokes, including nine boundaries and eight massive sixes, Pathan displayed his extraordinary hitting talent.

David Miller (Punjab Kings)

On May 6, 2013, at Mohali, David Miller of Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) scored a brilliant century in just 38 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore (now Royal Challengers Bengaluru). Miller had an explosive inning that included eight boundaries and an incredible seven tall sixes, amassing 101* off just 38 deliveries.

Travis Head (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Against Royal Challengers Bengaluru on April 15, 2024, at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, Travis Head of Sunrisers Hyderabad put on a fantastic performance. In the history of the Indian Premier League, he achieved the fourth-fastest century in just 39 balls. In his innings, he hit an incredible nine fours and eight sixes while scoring 102 runs in 41 deliveries.

Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers)

With a century in just 42 balls, Adam Gilchrist’s incredible batting performance at the DY Patil Stadium on April 27, 2008, left the Mumbai Indians in shock. With nine boundaries and an amazing record of ten huge sixes, Gilchrist finished his amazing innings with a score of 109 off 47 deliveries.

Players Who Scored the Fastest Half Century in the IPL

Yashavi Jaiswal

A young Indian batsman, Yashavi Jaiswal, has smashed the fastest century in the IPL. He smashed 50 runs in just 13 balls against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2023. He broke the record of KL Rahul, who scored the fastest half-century in 14 balls.

KL Rahul

KL Rahul, the current captain of the Lucknow Super Giants and a previous captain of the Punjab Kings, scored the second-fastest fifty in IPL history. 2018: KL Rahul defeated the Delhi Capitals with a game-winning 51 runs off 14 balls.

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins, tied with KL Rahul for the second-fastest player to score a half-century in the IPL, comes in at third place. In the 2022 IPL, Cummins lit up the Mumbai Indians with an unbeaten 56 off 14 balls while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Jake Fraser-Mcgurk

An Australian young player who debuted in the IPL this season has made the 4th fastest half-century. He smashed 50 runs in just 15 balls against Sunrises Hyderabad and the Mumbai Indians. He has registered a unique record in his name. He has made the fastest half-century twice in one season, both in 15 balls.

Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan is the only player on this list whose name is both on the list of the fastest century and fastest half-century; he scored 50 runs in just 15 balls against Sunriese Hyderabad in 2014.