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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