New Zealand Captain, Brendon McCullum blazed to a quick fire Century in the Boxing Day Test match against Sri Lanka at Christchurch.

McCullum raced to fifty in 45 balls with 7 fours and a six and took just 29 balls for second fifty as he reached his Century in 74 balls with help of 10 fours and 5 sixes.

With the help of his 74-ball Century, McCullum broke his own record for the fastest Test Century by a New Zealander and jointly 9th fastest in overall along with Majid Khan, Mohammad Azharuddin and Kapil Dev. 

Here are the Top-25 Fastest Test Centuries:

Balls

Batsman

Match

Location

Year

56

IVA Richards

West Indies v England

St John’s

1985/86

56

Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan v Australia

Abu Dhabi

2014/15

57

AC Gilchrist

Australia v England

Perth

2006/07

67

JM Gregory

Australia v South Africa

Johannesburg

1921/22

69

S Chanderpaul

West Indies v Australia

Georgetown

2002/03

69

DA Warner

Australia v India

Perth

2011/12

70

CH Gayle

West Indies v Australia

Perth

2009/10

71

RC Fredericks

West Indies v Australia

Perth

1975/76

74

Majid Khan

Pakistan v New Zealand

Karachi

1976/77

74

Kapil Dev

India v Sri Lanka

Kanpur

1986/87

74

M Azharuddin

India v South Africa

Calcutta

1996/97

74

Brendon McCullum

New Zealand v Sri Lanka

Hagley Oval, Christchurch

2014/15

75

AB de Villiers

South Africa v India

Centurion

2010/11

76

GL Jessop

England v Australia

The Oval

1902

77

BC Lara

West Indies v Pakistan

Multan Cricket Stadium

2006/07

78

Shahid Afridi

Pakistan v West Indies

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown

2004/05

78

Shahid Afridi

Pakistan v India

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

2005/06

78

V Sehwag

India v West Indies

Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet

2006

78

Brendon McCullum

New Zealand v Pakistan

Sharjah Cricket Stadium

2014/15

79

CH Gayle

West Indies v South Africa

Newlands, Cape Town

2003/04

80

CH Gayle

West Indies v England

Kennington Oval

2004

80

Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan v Australia

Dubai Sports City Stadium

2014/15

81

DPMD Jayawardene

Sri Lanka v Bangladesh

Sinhalese Sports Club Ground

2001/02

81

Kamran Akmal

Pakistan v India

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

2005/06

81

LRPL Taylor

New Zealand v Australia

Seddon Park, Hamilton

2009/10

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