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Stats: Instances when Batsmen scored Test Tons in less than 100 balls


  • With the evolution of T20 cricket, batsmen are more keen to score quickly in ODIs and Test matches as well. We have already seen fastest innings in all formats of cricket. Sahid Afridi scored fastest ODI hundred, Chris Gayle is the record holder of fasted T20 hundred, and last year Pakistan Test captain Misbah-Ul-Haq equalled the record for the fastest Test hundred, which was held by West Indian legend Misbah-ul-Haq.

    In Test cricket, Virender Sehwag uses to score hundred in less number of balls. He holds the record of most hundred in Test cricket in less number of balls. He dominates the list, but there are other batsmen as well, who played the Test cricket in ODI mode. For this list of TOP 10 batsman approach  to the longer form of the game is as same as their approach to the two shorter forms of the game.

     Sehwag, 36 years India discarded opener for all formats, uses to hit the ball as per his wish. In sluggish  Test cricket when most of the batsman takes 200 balls in scoring 50 runs, batsman like Virender Sehwag accumulated run in Express train’s speed. He was classy, but when Test cricket is losing its grace, batsman like him makes spectator’s delight.

    Remember Sehwag’s second triple hundred against South Africa in Chennai. Sehwag took just 278 balls to register his second triple hundred, which is also the fastest triple hundred in the world. Sehwag scored his fastest hundred in 78 balls against West Indies in Gros Islet. Overall, he stands in the 16th. But, he, is the only cricketer who scored his centuries in less number of balls. His 195 against Australia in Melbourn  on Boxing Day of 2003 came in just 233 balls.

    There is another former legend, who was the killer of all bowlers. He used to kill the confidence of bowler opening the innings. I am talking about left-handed batsman Adam Gilchrist. He, before Misbah equal the record of fastest Test hundred of Viv Richard, Adam Gilchrist played a 57 ball hundred.

    Gilchrist used to bat at either no. 6 or no. 7 in Test, in 2006 at Perth he recorded the second fastest century against England. Like Gilchrist, there is Chris Gayle of West Indies, who now retired from Test cricket, used to murder bowlers at the pitch.

    The list is also comprised of three current players, three allrounders, and of former West Indies batting great. 
     
     Here is the list of TOP 10 batsman to have scored most number of Test Tons in less than 100 balls:

    Player

    Country

    Number of instances

    Virender Sehwag

    India

    7

    Adam Gilchrist

    Australia

    6

    Chris Gayle

    West Indies

    4

    Brendon McCullum

    New Zealand

    3

    Brian Lara

    West Indies

    3

    Ian Botham

    England

    3

    Kapil Dev

    India

    3

    Shahid Afridi

    Pakistan

    3

    David Warner

    Australia

    2

    Ross Taylor

    New Zealand

    2

     

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