Fastest T20 Centuries: List of Fastest Hundreds in Twenty20 International Matches

As Brendon McCullum scored 123 off 58 ball to pulverize Bangladesh into surrender in their opening game of the ICC World T20, we take a look at the fastest T20 Centuries yet. Though that super fast knock was still not good enough to take McCullum to top of the list, the Kiwi batsman now has both the second and third fastest T20I hundreds to his name. Here is the full list.

List of Fastest Hundreds in Twenty20 Internationals

Richard Levi of South Africa holds the record for the fastest century in T20 Internationals. His blitzy century came off just 45 balls.

  1. Richard Levi (South Africa): 117 not out vs New Zealand
    • Stats: 51 Balls, 13 x 6, 5 x 4, Strike Rate: 229.41
    • Match Date: 19 Feb 2012, Ground: Seddon Park, New Zealand
  2. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand): 123 vs Bangladesh
  3. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand): 116 not out vs Australia
    • Stats: 56 balls, 8 x 6, 12 x 4, SR: 207.14
    • Match: 28 Feb 2010, AMI Stadium, Christchurch
  4. Chris Gayle (West Indies): 117 vs South Africa
    • Stats: 57 balls, 10 x 7, 7 x 4, SR: 205.26
    • M: 11 Sep 2007, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  5. Tilakratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka): 104 not out vs Australia
    • S: 57 b, 5 x 6, 12 x 4, SR: 182.45
    • M: 6 Aug 2011, Pallekele International Stadium, Sri Lanka
  6. Richie Berrington (Scotland): 100 vs Bangladesh
    • S: 58 b. 5 x 6, 10 x 4, SR: 172.41
    • M: 24 Jul 2012, SportPark Westvliet, The Hague, Netherlands
  7. Suresh Raina (India): 101 vs South Africa
    • S: 60 b, 5 x 6, 9 x 4, SR: 168.33
    • M: 2 May 2010, Gros Islet, South Africa
  8. Mahela Jayawardene (India): 100 vs Zimbabwe
    • S: 64 b, 4 x 6, 10 x 4, SR: 156.25
    • M: 3 May 2010, Providence Stadium, Guyana

The above list of the fastest centuries is arranged in order of the Strike Rates for the whole duration of the innings. It is not in order of the minimum balls in which they have reached their century. However, as mentioned above Richard Levi holds that record as well, as he reached his hundred in a mere 45 balls. You can watch the highlight of Levi’s innings in this video:

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