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Top Five Fastest Centuries in T20Is

T20 cricket as we all know is the fastest and the most exciting format of cricket. This format has completely revamped the style of the sacred sport in its entirety. While the old-school fans prefer tests and ODI in their original forms, the ultra-modernists like the fast-paced action thrillers in the T20. Over the years we’ve seen some stupendously good centuries in T20I. This article is an homage to such fine innings of sheer brilliance. That being said, here is a list of the top five fastest centuries in T20I.

5. Henry George Munsey- 41 Balls, Scotland vs The Netherlands

In the second match of the Ireland tri-series, against the Netherlands, Munsey scored an unbeaten 127. It was his first century in T20Is, and the second-fastest century in T20I cricket (at that point), coming from 41 balls. Known for his sensational power-hitting abilities, Munsey raised the bar with his level of domination.

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4. Sivakumar Periyalwar – 39 Balls, Romania v Turkey

The Tamil Nadu-born software engineer Sivakumar Periyalwar played a blinder of an innings against Turkey. Returning to the Romanian camp with an unbeaten 105 to his name, Periyalwar owned the opposition. He helped Romania post a gigantic total of 226/6 as they went on to win the match by a whopping 173-run margin.

3. Sudesh Wickramasekara – 35 Balls, Czech Republic v Turkey

Sudesh Wickramasekara became the first cricketer from the Czech Republic to reach a three-figure mark in T20Is and what a grand way to do so. Wickramasekara joined the elite club comprising T20i legends like Rohit Sharma and David Miller. The veteran all-rounder took the Turkish team by storm when he scored an unbeaten century off just 35 balls.

2. David Miller – 35 Balls, South Africa vs Bangladesh

If you’re having a bad day, remember that Mustafizur once dropped Miller on 0 and he went on to make the joint-fastest century in T20 cricket. Going on an absolute tear, Miller thrashed the Bangladeshi bowlers all over Potchefstroom. Killer Miller took South Africa’s total from 78/3 in 10 overs to 224/4 in their assigned 20 overs. His innings included seven fours and nine maximums, 5 of which came from the 19th over. Poor Mustafizur.

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1. Rohit Sharma – 35 Balls, India vs Sri Lanka

Two months after Miller’s emphatic innings, Rohit Sharma decided to do one better. Batting first against Sri Lanka, Rohit opened the innings and went on an absolute rampage with his bat. Hitting fours and sixes at will, Rohit wowed everyone watching the spectacle unfold. The Hitman finished the match with 118 off 43 balls including 12 fours and 10 sixes as India posted a mammoth 260/5 against Sri Lanka. There was no other way to finish up this list than Rohit’s Blitzkrieg at Indore.

Top Five Fastest Centuries in T20I

RankPlayerTeamOppositionBalls Taken
5HG MunseyScotlandthe Netherlands41
4 Sivakumar Periyalwar RomaniaTurkey39
3 Sudesh WickramasekaraCzech RepublicTurkey35
2David MillerSouth AfricaBangladesh 35
1Rohit SharmaIndiaSri Lanka 35

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