The Fastest Centuries and Fifties in International Cricket

Cricket is going become fast day by day and new records are building in the three formats of it. Perhaps, it is the consequence of T20 format in cricket or because of its nature. The fastest century in One Day International cricket was the name of Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), who took only 37 balls. He held the record about 17 years but last year this record became the name of Corey Anderson (New Zealand) who took only 36 ball to complete his century against West Indies at Queen’s town and just a year after the record is the name of AB de Villiers (SA) who completed his century of 31 balls.
Now, the fastest fifty in ODIs is also the name of AB de Villiers (SA), which was the name Sanatha Jayasurya (Sri Lanka) since 1996 by now.The fastest fifty in T20 International cricket is the name of Yuvraj Singh. He took only 12 balls to complete his fifty with 7 sixes while he hit 6 sixes in one over from Stuart Broad against England on 19 September 2007 in the first T20 World cup in South Africa.

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So, here are lists of Top fastest centuries and fifties in all formats of International cricket matches scored by a batsman.

Top Ten Fastest Centuries in One Day International Cricket:

Player(Country) Total Score 100 in Balls 4s/6s Versus Venue Date
AB de Villiers (SA) 149 31 9*4, 16*6 WI Johannesburg 18 Jan 2015
Corey Anderson (NZ) 131 36 6*4, 14*6 WI Qs’town 1 Jan 2014
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 102 37 6*4, 11*6 SL Nairobi Oct., 1996
Mark Boucher (SA) 147 44 8*4, 10*6 ZIM P’stroom Sept., 2006
Brian Lara (WI) 117 45 18*4, 4*6 B’desh Dhaka Oct., 1999
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 102 45 10*4, 9*6 IND Kanpur April, 2005
Jesse Rider (NZ) 104 46 12*4, 5*6 WI Qs’town 1 Jan. 2014
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 134 48 11*4, 11*6 PAK Singapore April, 1996
Kavin O’Brien (Ireland) 113 50 13*4, 6*6 ENG Bengalore March, 2011
Virat Kohli (IND) 100* 52 8*4, 7*6 AUS Jaipur Oct., 2013
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 124 53 17*4, 4*6 B’desh Dambulla June, 2010
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 130 55 16*4, 6*6 B’desh Karachi June, 2008
James Faulkner (AUS) 116 57 11*4, 5*6 IND Bangalore Nov., 2013

Top Ten Fastest Fifties in One Day International Cricket:

Player(Country) Score Balls 4s/6s Versus Venue Date
AB de Villiers (SA) 149 16 9*4, 16*6 WI Johannesburg             18-01-15
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 76 17 8*4, 5*6 PAK Singapore 07-04-96
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 77 18 8*4, 7*6 AUS Wellington 20-02-15
SP O’Donnell (AUS) 74 18 4*4, 6*6 SL Sharjah 02-05-90
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 102 18 6*4, 11*6 SL Nairobi 04-10-96
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 55* 18 4*4, 6*6 Netherland Colombo 21-09-02
GJ Maxwell (AUS) 60 18 3*4, 7*6 IND Bangalore 02-11-13
Mark Boucher (SA) 51* 19 2*4, 6*6 Kenya Cape Town 22-10-01
JM Kemp (ZIM) 53* 19 2*4, 5*6 SA Durban 27-02-05
Bredon McCullam (NZ) 80* 19 9*4, 6*6 B’desh Queenstown 31-12-07
Rose Taylor (NZ) 59* 19 4*4, 5*6 Ireland Aberdeen 01-07-08
David Hussey (AUS) 52 19 4*4, 4*6 WI St. Kitts 06-07-08

Top Ten Fastest Fifties in T20 internationals Cricket:

Player (Country) Balls Versus Venue Date
Yuvraj Singh (IND) 12 England Durban 19-09-07
Paul Stirling (Ireland) 17 Afganistan Dubai 24-03-12
David Warner (AUS) 18 West Indies Sydney 23-02-10
David Warner (AUS) 19 South Africa Melbourne 11-01-09
Gautam Gambhir (IND) 19 Sri Lanka Nagpur 09-12-09
Kieron Pollard (WI) 20 Australia St. Lucia 27-03-12
Mohammad Ashraful (B’desh) 20 West Indies Johannesburg 13-09-07
Yuvraj Singh (IND) 20 Australia Durban 22-09-07
Yuvraj Singh (IND) 20 Sri Lanka Mohali 12-12-09
Shane Watson (AUS) 20 Sri Lanka Pallekele 08-08-11

Top Five Fastest Centuries in International Test Cricket:

Player (Country) Balls Versus Venue Date
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 54 Australia Christchurch 2016-17
Vivian Richards (WI) 56 England St. John’s 1986-86
Adam Gilchrist (AUS) 57 England Perth 2006-07
J.M. Gregory (AUS) 67 South Africa Johannesburg 1921-22
S. Chandrapaul (WI) 69 Australia Georgetown 2002-03

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