Top 5 Fastest Test Centuries By Indian Batsmen; With the introduction of T20 cricket, batsmen have changed their outlook towards ODIs and Test matches and score at a rapid pace. Scoring a century in an international match is always glorious for any batsman in the world, but the satisfaction is immense when the hundred comes in a Test match.
Runs are scored comparatively slower in Tests compared to ODIs and T20s, but world cricket has always had aggressive players who made test hundreds in quick time.
Recently, Brendon McCullum scored the fastest century in Test history ever, a 54-ball effort that broke the record jointly held by Viv Richards and Misbah-ul-Haq.
Much like them, the Indian National Cricket Team also delivered the best batsman to the game of cricket, who can score runs at a brilliant strike rate.
Here, in this article, we came up with the top five fastest Test knocks played by the Indian batsmen.
Top 5 Fastest Test Centuries By Indian Batsmen:
5. Kapil Dev/Hardik Pandya – 86 Balls
The fifth place in the chart is shared by two brilliant all-rounders of India. One had already proved his calibre and became the legend of the game while the other is on the pursuit of greatness with his skills across the formats. The record was first created by Kapil Dev in Kanpur against England in 1981/82.
Hardik Pandya smashed his maiden Test century to power India to 487 in their first innings on day two of the third and final match against Sri Lanka.
India, who resumed the day on 329-6, lost an early wicket but overnight batsman Pandya kept up the lower-order fight with his blitz in an extended morning session in Pallekele.
Pandya, playing in his third Test, was dismissed for 108 after putting up 66 runs with Umesh Yadav for the last wicket.