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List of 10 fastest Centuries in ODIs

India's Sachin Tendulkar is the 'century king' in International Cricket. He has scored 100 centuries in international cricket. Ricky Ponting is at number two position in terms of the highest number of centuries. Ponting has scored 41 test centuries and 30 in the ODI centuries. Indian veteran cricketer Virat Kohli is on the third position with 68 International centuries.

The current fastest century record holder is AB de Villiers who scored the ODI century in just 31 balls against West Indies in 2015.

Do you know?

The first One Day International (ODI) century was scored by Denis Amiss scoring 103 runs against Australia at Old Trafford in the year 1972. 

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Let’s have a look at the list of fastest century scorers in the ODIs.

                                        Player

          Balls/Runs

         Year

1. AB de Villiers (RSA)

31 balls/ 149

2015

2. Corey Anderson (NZ)

36 balls/ 131*

2014

3. Shahid Afridi (PAK)

37 balls/ 102

1996

4. Mark Boucher (RSA)

44 balls/ 147*

2006

5. Brian Lara (WI)

45 balls/117

1999

6. Shahid Afridi (PAK)

45 balls/102

2005

7. JD Ryder (NZ)

46 balls/104

2014

8. JC Buttler (ENG)

46 balls/116

2015

9. ST Jayasuriya (SL)

48 balls/134

1996

10. JC Buttler (ENG)

50 balls/110

2019

 

Century in Cricket

In cricket, the term century means a score of 100 or above in a single innings by a batsman. Century partnership is when two batsmen add 100 runs to the team total while batting together in a single innings. 

Other facts related to century in International Cricket

1. Virat Kohli has scored his fastest century off 52 balls against Australia in 2013. This is the fastest century by any Indian cricketer in the ODIs.

2. After Virat Kohli, Virendra Sehwag is the next Indian cricketer to have scored a century off 60 balls. Sehwag scored his fastest and second fastest Indian century against New Zealand in 2009.

3. The fastest century in Test cricket is scored by Brendon McCullum. He scored 100 runs off 54 balls against Australia at Christchurch, New Zealand in 2016.

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4. Fastest century in the Twenty 20 international is scored by the David Miller of South Africa. He has scored a century in just 35 balls against Bangladesh on 29 October 2017. Rohit Sharma of India has also scored the T-20 century in just 35 balls against Sri Lanka on 22 December 2017.

5. Chris Gayle scored the fastest century in Twenty 20 in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013. He touched this milestone in just 30 balls.

So, this was the list of top 10 fastest centuries in the One Day International (ODI) matches. 

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