Scoring a T20I century in cricket is very difficult since it has limited overs. The first-ever century in the format was smashed by Cris Gayle against South Africa in the first edition of the T20 World Cup. There are talented batters who took the least amount of balls to reach the target. South African batter David Miller and Indian player Rohit Sharma took just 35 balls to score a ton. Let’s take a look at those players who took the least amount of deliveries to get there.
Top 5 cricketers with the fastest centuries in T20I history
1. David Miller (35 balls)
The first name on this list is David Miller who smashed a century in 2017 against Bangladesh in just 35 deliveries. His score was 101* in 36 balls, smashing 7 fours and 9 sixes.
2. Rohit Sharma (35 balls)
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has been known as a terrific batter from the very beginning. In the same year as David Miller, he notched up a ton in 35 deliveries against Sri Lanka. His score in the game was 118 in 43 balls he had 12 fours and 10 sixes.
3. Hazratullah Zazai (42 balls)
Afghanistani player Hazratullah Zazai completed his century in just 42 deliveries against Ireland in 2019. His total score in that match was an unbeaten 162 that came in 62 balls. Having a strike rate of 261.19, he hit 11 fours and 16 sixes to touch this mark.
4. Liam Livingstone (42 balls)
English batter Liam Livingstone had notched up the fastest T20I century against Pakistan in just 42 deliveries. He reached his century in the ninth six. His performance even helped the visitors secure a victory of 31 runs.
5. Richard Levi (45 balls)
South African batter Richard Levi scored a T20I century in just 45 deliveries against New Zealand. His ton included 5 fours and 13 sixes. In that match, his total score was 117* in 51 balls.
5. Suryakumar Yadav (45 balls)
Indian batter Suryakumar Yadav has impressed everyone with his performance in the past two years. His fastest T20I came in just 45 balls and he piled up a total of 112* in 51 deliveries. This was his third t20I century that came against Sri Lanka. He had smashed seven fours and nine sixes in this innings.