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Brendon McCullum raced to a 74-ball Century


  • 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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