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List of the top 10 youngest centurions in Test cricket


  • List of the top 10 youngest centurions in Test cricket 

    One of the finest ever Australian left-handed batsmen Neil Harvey  is celebrating his 87th birthday. Wish him long life! Harvey was the supremely brilliant and was one of the favourite cricketing sons of Australia. 

    Harvey was a gloriously elegant left-hander who remains his country’s youngest ever  batsmen to have scored a century.  He was 19 years 121 days old when he played 153 run innings against India  in the second Test of his career at Melbourne Cricket Ground, MCG in 1947-48.

    He was an electrifying batsman who could entertain the spectators with his splendour of strokeplay. He possessed a masterly technique as well as a full range of shots. And he displayed to cricket followers a superbly steadfast temperament right from the moment he was a teenager, that he played his opening first-class cricket.

    In 1947-48, Australia won the series 3-0 against India, in the fourth match series captain Don Bradman winning the toss chose to bat first at MCG.  After Bill Brown scored 99, Neil Hervey entertained everyone, who attended the match. Wisden Almanack  wrote, “ 19-year-old Hervey scored 153, “showing the confidence of an experienced player. His innings came in just four hours and his only mistake occurred shortly before his dismissal. He hit a five and 11 boundaries”.  

    He followed up with 112 in his next innings at Headingley  in the following summer, when the Wisden Almanack said he and Keith Miller “scattered England attack in a hurricane assault.”

    When Harvey turned 22, he played 13 Tests and hit remarkable six centuries. He played  total 79 Tests in his career with career highest 205, which also came at MC G.

    Neil Hervey is the youngest Australian to score a hundred, but who is youngest in international cricket?

    To feed your cricket hunger Sportzwiki compiled a list of the top 10 youngest centurions in international cricket

    Name

    Country

    Age

    Opposition

    Score

    Mohammad Ashraful

    Bangladesh

    17 years 61 days

    Sri Lanka

    114

    Mushtaq Mohammad

    Pakistan

    17 years 78 days

    India

    101

    Sachin Tendulkar

    India

    17 years 107 days

    England

    119*

    Hamilton Masakadza

    Zimbabwe

    17 years 352 days

    West Indies

    119

    Imran Nazir

    Pakistan

    18 years 154 days

    West Indies

    131

    Saleem Malik

    Pakistan

    18 years 323 days

    Sri Lanka

    100*

    Shahid Afridi

    Pakistan

    18 years 333 days

    India

    141

    Mohammad Ilyas

    Pakistan

    19 years 21 days

    New Zealand

    126

    Nafees Iqbal

    Bangladesh

    19 years 75 days

    Zimbabwe

    121

     

     

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