Hitting centuries is a landmark every batsman aspires to achieve across the formats. And it becomes more difficult, when it comes to Twenty20 format of the game. Who makes it to the list of top 10 fastest centuries in T20Is?
The concept of T20 cricket has changed the mindset of the batsmen. They now take on the bowlers from the word go to make the life of the bowlers tough. The world cricket has also witnessed some of the most aggressive batters to have played the game.
From Chris Gayle to Rohit Sharma to Australia’s David Warner, they have murdered bowling units on a given day. Hitting fast centuries is a challenging job nowadays and batters take up the task of scoring fastest hundreds.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the top ten fastest centuries scored in the Twenty20 Internationals till date:
CHRIS GAYLE (47 balls)
Chris Gayle is arguably the most destructing T20I batsman to play the game. He ran through the English attack in West Indies’ opening match of the 2016 World T20. Chasing 183 runs set by England, the Caribbeans lost their opening batsman for a duck.
The Universe Boss started the proceedings with a boundary over mid-off and then followed it with a six. Two consecutive sixes off leg-spinner Adil Rashid in the ninth marked the start of a brutal assault. He continued with the carnage throughout the innings.
Gayle’s fifty came in 27 balls and his 100 came off 47 and thus broke his own record of the fastest hundred in World T20s.