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Top 5 Best Fastest Centuries (100) in Test Cricket History

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In Cricket Sport Test Cricket is the oldest and longest format. After the test Cricket One Day International and Twenty20 International are the other two formats. Cricket fans witnessed many great test legends who gave the best performances in this format. Mostly the run rate of Batsmen is very low in Test Cricket.

On some of the occasions, we have witnessed that few of the batters played just like T20 games in Test format. Here we have the list of the top five fastest Centuries in Test Cricket. When it comes to the fastest Centuries in test Cricket, Brendon McCullum’s name stands at the top. So make sure to check out below the complete list of the Top 5 fastest centuries in Test Cricket.

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Top 5 Best Fastest Centuries (100) in Test Cricket History

RankPlayer NameTeamBalls FacedAgainstVenueYear
5JM GregoryAustralia67South AfricaJohannesburg1921/22
4Adam GilchristAustralia57EnglandPerth2006/07
3Misbah-ul-HaqPakistan56AustraliaAbu Dhabi2014/15
2Viv RichardsonWest Indies56 EnglandSt John’s1985/86
1Brendon McCullumNew Zealand54AustraliaChristchurch2015/16

5. JM Gregory (67 Balls Century):

Fastest Centuries (100) in Test Cricket

Australian Batsamn JM Gregory was the first batsman to score the fasteedt ton in Test Cricket. He scored a century in 67 Balls against the South Africa team in 1921/22. Gregory was the fastest Batsman to score a ton in test cricket for almost 64 years. Which was broken by Viv Richardson in 1986.

NameJM Gregory
Test Debut1920
Total Test Matches24
Runs Scored1,146
Top Score119

4. Adam Gilchrist (57 Balls Century):

Adam Gill Christ is one of the leading run scorers for Australia in test Cricket. He was the most successful Wicket-keeper batsman for Australia. In 2006/07 when Australia was facing England, Gilchrist Scored a magnificent 4th Fastest century in just 57 balls. At that time England was having a strong bowling attack, but Adam Gilchrist scored a magnificent ton.

NameAdam Gilchrist
Test Debut1999
Total Test Matches96
Runs Scored5,570
Top Score204*

3. Misbah-ul-Haw (56 Balls Century):

In the year 2014/15, Misbah-ul-Haq scored 56 balls century and matched the record of fastest century in Test Cricket by Viv Richardson. Later On, it was broken by Brendon McCullum when he scored 54 ball century against Australia. He scored the third-fastest ton against Australia in 56 Balls.

Test Debut2001
Total Test Matches75
Runs Scored5,222
Top Score161*

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2. Viv Richardson (56 Balls Century):

West Indies Legend Viv Richardson is the second fastest Batsman to score the 100 in test Cricket. In the year 1985, he scored a century in just 56 balls against the England Cricket team. Viv Richardson holds many unbreakable records in his name. Richardson faced many fast bowlers in his era and was recognized as one of the greats of test Cricket.

NameViv Richardson
Test Debut1974
Total Test Matches121
Runs Scored8,540
Top Score291

1. Brendon McCullum (54 Balls Century):

Brendon McCullum’s name is engraved in the history of Test Cricket. He scored 100 in just Fifty balls in Test Cricket. It is every cricket Dream to score a Hundred in the test format. Where BcMcullum scored a magnificent Century in 54 balls against Australia. He led the New Zealand team to greater heights in ODI’s as well as T20I’s.

NameBrendon McCullum
Test Debut2004
Total Test Matches101
Runs Scored6,453
Top Score175
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