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Top 10 Fastest Century In Test Cricket

Top 10 Fastest Century In Test Cricket

Test cricket, the best and most conventional format of the sport, continues to grasp its allure in spite of the rise of shorter formats such as ODI and T20 cricket. It challenges players' tolerance, resolve, and flexibility over extended periods, defining cricket's spirit.

Each of these top 10 fastest Test cricket centuries are as follows:

1. Brendon McCullum: 

Brendon McCullum
In just 54 balls, he achieved the quickest century in the history of Test cricket against Australia in 2015-16 by scoring it. McCullum is known for his attacking approach to batting and he didn’t disappoint with 6 fours and 3 sixes in this innings.

2. Sir Viv Richards: 

He reached his hundredth run off fifty-six deliveries against England during the 1985-86 series. A batsman of great flair and power, Richards hit seven fours and seven sixes in his innings which showed how dominant he was at the crease.

3. Misbah-ul-Haq: 

Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq equaled Richards’ record with a hundred-off-fifty-six balls versus Australia in 2014-15. Innings that displayed adaptability and precision were played by Misbah who was famous for his coolness under pressure with ability to increase scoring rates.

4. Adam Gilchrist: 

Gilchrist scored a century off only fifty-seven balls during the 2006-07 Ashes series versus England being an Australian wicketkeeper-batsman. Gichrist’s enterprising knock included an unforgettable bashing of twenty-four runs from one over.

5. Jack M. Gregory: 

Gregory scored a hundred in sixty-seven balls while playing for Australia during the 1921-22 series against South Africa. A century he made in this game served as proof of his style of batting that was aggressive and quick scoring and also set standards at the early stage of Test cricket.

6. Shivnarine Chanderpaul: 

An innings by the West Indian left-hander featured 17 boundaries, including two sixes and fifteen fours. It showed he was capable to overwhelm bowlers.

7. David Warner: 

In 2011-2012, Warner hit an explosive century off India in just 69 balls. The highlight of his innings was where he capitalized on runs scoring opportunities making him one of the best openers for Australia in test cricket.

8. Chris Gayle: 

In the summer of 2009-10, Gayle smacked a ton in seventy balls against Australia. His innings showed pure power and aggressive stroke play hence making him a batsman known world-over as dangerous at any format.

9.    Roy Clifton Fredericks: 

Fredericks achieved his century in 71 balls in opposition to Australia 1975-76. His innings epitomized his ability to hit the bowling early on, setting the speed for West Indies during his international career.

10.    Colin de Grandhomme: 

The New Zealand all-rounder held his place in the top 10 with a century in 71 balls in opposition to West Indies in 2017-18. Recognized for his batting expertise and ability to score rapidly, de Grandhomme's innings highlighted 11 fours and 3 sixes, contributing appreciably to New Zealand's total.

These players not merely set records but also left an ineffaceable mark on Test cricket history with their belligerent batting styles and skill to score quickly, showcasing the lively nature of the longest set-up of the game.