Rishabh Pant and Riyan Parag Shine with Fastest Centuries in Ranji Trophy

Check out the list of fatest Ranji Trophy Century, Pant’s lightning-fast ton to Parag’s stunning knock in cricket’s historic moments.

India’s dynamic batsman, Rishabh Pant, set the record for the quickest century in Ranji Trophy history. Representing Delhi, Pant made history with a breathtaking 48-ball hundred against Jharkhand during the 2016-17 season in Thiruvananthapuram.

This remarkable feat surpassed Naman Ojha’s previous record; Ojha had scored a century off just 69 balls against Karnataka in Indore during the 2014-15 edition.

Riyan Parag from Assam holds the title for the second-fastest century in the Ranji Trophy. The right-handed batsman smashed a 56-ball hundred against Chhattisgarh in the 2023-24 season.

Eklavya Dwivedi from Uttar Pradesh and Rishabh Pant complete the top five list of the fastest centuries in Ranji Trophy. Discover more about the top five quickest centuries in Ranji Trophy history.

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Fastest century in Ranji Trophy: Top Five Players

Player For Against Balls Venue Year
Rishabh Pant Delhi Jharkhand 48 Thiruvananthapuram 2016
Riyan Parag Assam Chhattisgarh 56 Raipur 2024
Naman Ojha Madhya Pradesh Karnataka 69 Indore 2015
Eklavya Dwivedi Uttar Pradesh Railways 72 Delhi 2015
Rishabh Pant Delhi Jharkhand 82 Thiruvananthapuram 2016

Rishabh Pant’s 46 Ball Century Against Jharkhand in 2016-17

Rishabh Pant

During a Ranji Trophy Group B match in November 2016 against Jharkhand, Rishabh Pant from Delhi showcased his prowess with two remarkable centuries. Following Jharkhand’s innings of 493, Delhi responded strongly, with Pant crafting a splendid 117 off 106 balls and captain Unmukt Chand contributing 109 from 181 balls, propelling Delhi to 334 in reply.

Notably, Pant’s first century of the innings came off 82 balls, securing its place as the fifth-fastest century in Ranji Trophy history. However, what truly stood out was Pant’s performance after Delhi had to follow on. In an exceptional display, the left-handed batsman delivered yet another century, this time off just 48 balls—a record-breaking feat for the fastest century in Ranji Trophy history.

Despite being dismissed after a breathtaking 67-ball 135, Pant’s extraordinary innings played a pivotal role in securing a draw for Delhi.

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Riyan Parag’s 56 Ball Century Against Chhattisgarh in 2023-24

Riyan Parag

 

Assam’s captain, Riyan Parag, earned a spot among the cricketing elite with a scorching century against Chhattisgarh in a Group B clash in January 2024. Facing the challenge of following on, Parag delivered an exceptional performance, notching the second-fastest century in Ranji Trophy history.

Taking on the strong Chhattisgarh bowling attack at number four, Parag smashed a remarkable 56-ball century, showcasing his outstanding batting skills and keeping his team’s hopes alive. His innings were a spectacle, culminating in a magnificent total of 155 runs off just 87 balls. This extraordinary display featured 11 boundaries and an impressive 12 maximums.

Despite Parag’s breathtaking knock, Assam faced defeat in the match, succumbing to a 10-wicket loss.

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Naman Ojha’s 56 balls Century Against Karnataka in 2014-15

Naman Ojha

Former Indian cricketer Naman Ojha secures the third spot on the list. While playing for Madhya Pradesh, Ojha achieved a remarkable feat by scoring a century off 56 balls against Karnataka in the second innings of a Ranji Trophy Group A match in January 2015.

Trailing by 219 runs after the first innings, Madhya Pradesh orchestrated a spirited comeback, fueled by centuries from Ojha, who scored 115, and Aditya Shrivastava, unbeaten at 108. Ojha’s blazing knock set the then-record for the fastest century in Ranji Trophy history, comprising eight boundaries and nine maximums.

Ojha played a pivotal role in steering Madhya Pradesh towards a draw in the game, showcasing his prowess and contributing significantly to his team’s performance.