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Records for fastest/slowest 100, oldest maiden 100 in test and ODI cricket

by on January 18, 2015
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Records for fastest/slowest 100, oldest maiden 100 in test and ODI cricket

South Africa batsman AB de Villiers hit a century off 31 balls to record the fastest ever one-day international ton.

Boom Boom Afridi is the name when there is a discussion about fastest hundred. However there are several other records in the category of fastest hundreds. Also, it is interesting to note that Shahid Afridi’s world record of fastest ODI hundred was broken twice within the time frame of 2014 and 2015. Corey Anderson of New Zealand scored his fastest hundred in 2014, in 36 balls. In 2015. AB Devilliers scored ODI history’s fastest century in just 31 balls. AB Devilliers scored 149 in his majestic innings off only 44 balls. He hit 16 sixes and 9 fours to reach these figures. In addition, there are other records in category of hundreds such as slowest hundred and oldest maiden 100 in test and ODI cricket. Below is the detailed information about cricket players with records in several different century categories in test and ODI cricket.

Fastest century by cricket players in test cricket

Fastest century by minutes in test cricket

  • JM Gregory in 70 minutes
  • GL Jessop in 77 minutes
  • R Benaud in 78 minutes
  • JH Sinclair in 80 minutes
  • IVA Richards in 81 minutes

Fastest century by balls faced in test cricket

Misbah ul Haq from Pakistan has broken Viv Richards record of fastest century by balls faced in Test Cricket. Misbah achieved this feat in the 2nd test match of 2 match series against Australia in 2014. Usually known as a slower strike rate batsman, Misbah churned out a brilliant aggressive performance to equal and then break Viv’s record.

  • Misbah ul Haq at 56 balls
  • IVA Richards at 56 balls
  • Adam Gilchrist at 57 balls
  • JM Gregory at 67 balls
  • Chanderpaul at 69 balls
  • DA Warner at 69 balls

Slowest hundreds by cricket players in test cricket

  • Mudassar Nazar in 557 minutes
  • DJ McGlew in 545 minutes
  • AP Gurusinha in 535 minutes
  • JJ Crowe in 516 minutes
  • SV Manjrekar  in 500 minutes
  • PE Richardson in 488 minutes

Oldest player to score a maiden hundred in test cricket

  • AW Nourse (42y 291d)
  • EH Bowley (39y 253d)
  • A Sandham (39y 189d)
  • JWH Makepeace (39y 173d)
  • EAB Rowan (39y 160d)

Fastest century by cricket players in ODI cricket

  • AB Devilliers (149 off 44 balls)
  • Corey Anderson (131 off 47 balls)
  • Shahid Afridi (102 runs off 37 balls)
  • Mark Boucher (147 runs off 44 balls)
  • Brian Lara (117 runs off 45 balls)
  • Sanath Jaysuriya (134 rns off 48 balls)
  • KJ’O Brien (113 balls off 50 balls)

Oldest cricket player to score a maiden hundred

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