Top 10 Fastest Centuries in IPLTop 10 Fastest Centuries in IPL

Top 10 fastest centuries in IPL

In the thrilling realm of the Indian Premier League (IPL), hitting a century is a testament to the batsmen’s extraordinary strength and ability. These outstanding feats, attained in the shortest cricket format, highlight the exciting spectacle that Twenty20 cricket provides. With their explosive sixes and quick boundary shots, the fastest centuries in IPL history are amazing feats of cricketing skill that captivate spectators all over the world.

These innings, which are marked by amazing displays of batting prowess, not only improve individual player performances but also make a lasting impression on fans as iconic examples of sportsmanship. Let’s now examine the top 10 Fastest centuries in IPL (100) in terms of speed.

Top 10 Fastest Centuries in IPL –


1. Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 30 balls:

Chris Gayle fatest century in ipl

Chris Gayle made IPL history on April 23, 2013, in Bengaluru, by smashing the fastest century ever recorded for the competition. Gayle scored his century against Pune Warriors India in just 30 balls, demonstrating an incredible feat of power hitting. His innings was a true spectacle, ending with an undefeated 175 runs off just 66 deliveries, adorned with an incredible 17 sixes and 13 boundaries.

Thanks primarily to Gayle’s prolific batting, RCB’s total of 263/5 in their allotted 20 overs is the highest total in the tournament’s history. Pune Warriors India were unable to overcome their formidable total and lost the match by an incredible margin of 130 runs as a result of the onslaught.

2. Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan Royals) – 37 balls:

Yusuf Pathan Fastest Century in IPL

Yusuf Pathan of the Rajasthan Royals hit a stunning century in just 37 balls against the Mumbai Indians on March 13, 2010, at Brabourne Stadium. Pathan demonstrated his exceptional hitting ability with an explosive innings that included an impressive array of strokes, including nine boundaries and eight towering sixes.

Despite Pathan’s heroic efforts, Rajasthan Royals fell agonizingly short of their target of 213 runs set by Mumbai Indians. Despite their valiant chase, Rajasthan Royals ultimately lost the match by a narrow margin of four runs.


3. David Miller (Kings XI Punjab) – 38 balls:

David Miller Fastest Century in Ipl on 38 Balls

David Miller of Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) orchestrated a magnificent century in just 38 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore (now Royal Challengers Bengaluru) on May 06, 2013 at Mohali. Miller amassed 101* off just 38 deliveries during his explosive innings, which was characterised by eight boundaries and an astounding seven lofty sixes.

KXIP (now PBKS) had to chase a difficult 191-run target set by RCB during the game. Miller’s brilliant performance allowed KXIP to easily reach the target in just 18 overs, winning the match by 6 wickets.


4. Travis Head (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 39 balls:

Travis Head Fastest century in IPL on 39 Balls

Travis Head of Sunrisers Hyderabad put on an incredible display against Royal Challengers Bengaluru on April 15, 2024, at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. He hit a century off just 39 balls, which is the fourth fastest century in IPL history. He scored 102 runs in 41 deliveries during his innings, which featured an astounding nine fours and eight sixes.


5. Adam Gilchrist (Deccan Chargers) – 42 balls:

Adam Gilchrist

At the DY Patil Stadium on April 27, 2008, Adam Gilchrist stunned the Mumbai Indians with a century in just 42 balls during his amazing batting display. With a total of 109* off 47 deliveries, including nine boundaries and an astounding tally of ten massive sixes, Gilchrist’s explosive innings came to an end.

Deccan Chargers had to chase the Mumbai Indians’ 155-run target during the game. The Deccan Chargers defeated the Mumbai Indians by 10 wickets, easily reaching the target in just 12 overs without losing a wicket thanks to Gilchrist’s outstanding batting performance.


6. Ab de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 43 balls:

Ab de Villiers

AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore (now Royal Challengers Bengaluru) stunned spectators on May 14, 2016, in a Bengaluru match against Gujarat Lions, with a century in just forty-three balls. With 10 boundaries and an astounding total of 12 massive sixes, De Villiers’ explosive innings ended with a remarkable 129* off 52 deliveries.

Thanks to hundreds from both De Villiers and Virat Kohli, RCB amassed a formidable 248/3 in the match’s allotted 20 overs. As a result, RCB emerged victorious against Gujarat Lions, beating them by an incredible 144 runs.


7. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) – 43 balls:

David Warner

In a match against the Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on April 30, 2017, David Warner put on an incredible display, hitting a century off of just 43 balls. With a spectacular 126 runs off 59 deliveries, Warner finished his explosive innings with 10 boundaries and eight massive sixes.

Thanks to Warner’s outstanding batting performance, Sunrisers Hyderabad amassed a respectable 209/3 in the 20 overs that were allocated to them during the game. The Sunrisers Hyderabad then triumphed, defeating the Kolkata Knight Riders by a commanding 48 runs.


8. Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai Indians) – 45 balls:

Sanath Jayasuriya mumbai indians

At the Wankhede Stadium on May 14, 2008, Sanath Jayasuriya stunned the cricket world by hitting a century in just 45 balls against the Chennai Super Kings. With nine fours and an astounding eleven sixes in his brilliant 114* off 48 deliveries, Jayasuriya’s explosive innings came to an end.

The Mumbai Indians won the match in just 13.5 overs thanks to Jayasuriya’s outstanding performance while chasing a target of 157 runs. His outstanding batting performance was crucial to Mumbai Indians’ convincing 9-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings.


9. Mayank Agarwal (Kings XI Punjab) – 45 balls:

 Mayank Agarwal Indian Cricketer Player

At Sharjah, on September 27, 2020, Mayank Agarwal stunned the Rajasthan Royals with an innings-long batting display, hitting a century in just forty-five balls. Agarwal scored an incredible 106 runs off 50 deliveries, including seven sixes and ten boundaries, during his explosive innings.

Thanks to his outstanding performance, Punjab Kings (formerly known as Kings XI Punjab) amassed a respectable 223/2 in their 20 overs. But the tough target was successfully pursued down by the Rajasthan Royals, who won by 4 wickets. Rahul Tewatia’s infamous chase is what most people remember about this match.


10. Murali Vijay (Chennai Super Kings) – 46 balls:

Murali Vijay Indian Cricket Player

Murali Vijay of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scored a century off of just 46 balls on April 3, 2010, during a thrilling batting display against the Rajasthan Royals in Chennai. Vijay amassed an astounding 127 runs from 56 deliveries during his explosive innings, which included eight fours and an astounding eleven sixes.

In the allotted 20 overs, his aggressive batting helped (CSK) reach a formidable total of 246/5. The CSK team defeated the Rajasthan Royals in that match, winning by a score of 23 runs.

FAQ About Centuries in IPL

1. Who scored more century in IPL?

In the history of the IPL, Virat Kohli has amassed the most centuries (8). With two consecutive centuries in the IPL 2023 and a century in the IPL 2024, he set records. Know more Top 10 Fastest Centuries in IPL

2. Who scored most 100 in IPL in one season?

In a single season, Virat Kohli (2016) and Jos Buttler (2022) each scored four centuries, setting records for most such scores.

3. Who has scored the most 50s in IPL history?

With 62 fifties, David Warner holds the record for the most fifties ever made in the Indian Premier League. He is one of the best players in the history of the IPL. which is still the majority of fifty recorded in IPL history by a batsman. After participating in 182 IPL games, David Warner amassed 6,563 runs at an average of 41.01 during his career.

4. Who was the first indian to score 100 in ipl century?

Being the first Indian to score a century in the IPL, Manish Pandey will always hold a special place in our hearts.


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