Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

Feb 20, 2018, 08:28 IST
  • Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

    In his final Test match against Australia in Christchurch in Feb 2016, New Zealand's former captain Brendon McCullum hit the fastest century in the history of Test cricket. McCullum raced to 100 in just 54 deliveries, beating the previous record of 56 balls achieved by West Indies’ great Richards 30 years ago and Pakistan’ Misbah-ul-Haq in 2014

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  • Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

    In 1986, West Indies batting legend Viv Richard smashed a 56-ball century against England, which stood as the fastest in history for 30 years. Here's a list of top 7 fastest centuries in the history of Test cricket

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  • Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

    Pakistan Captain Misbah Ul Haq blasted a 56-ball Test century to equal Viv Richards' record of scoring the fastest Test century while playing against Australia at Abu Dhabi in 2014.

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  • Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

    Australia's swashbuckling wicketkeeper batsman Adam Gilchrist raced to his Test century in 57 balls at Perth against England in 2007

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  • Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

    At the Johannesburg Test in 1921, Australian all-rounder Jack Gregory scored a century from 67 balls against South Africa, which was at the time the fastest hundred in the history of Test cricket

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  • Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

    West Indian cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul smashed a century in 69 balls against Australia at Guyana in 2003

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  • Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

    Australian opener David Warner was severe on the visiting Indian bowlers smashing a 69-ball century in the Perth test during the 2011-12 series equalling Chanderpaul's feat that was achieved in 2003

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  • Trailblazers in Tests: Top 7 fastest centuries in Test cricket history

    Former West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards smashed a ton in 56 balls against England at Antigua in 1986, which then became the fastest century in the history of Tests. The record was broken after 30 years by New Zealand's former captain Brendon McCullum who reached his century in 54 balls

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On this day in 2016, Kiwi batting star Brendon McCullum smashed a 54-ball century against Australia, which stands as the fastest in history. Here's a list of top 7 fastest centuries in the history of Test cricket

 

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