Fastest T20 century is still an overambitious list as we've had only 22 individual hundreds in the shortest format so far but with increasing number of matches, this list too is bound to change.
Richard Levi of South Africa, playing only his 2nd international match, mesmerized New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on 19 February 2012 with a 45 ball century. Kiwis knew little about this right handed bulky batsman and ended up bowling him on his pads repeatedly. Levi, taking advantage of short square boundaries, smashed 13 sixes and 5 fours in his unbeaten knock, equaling highest T20 score as well.
Previously, Chris Gayle of West Indies held the record of fastest T20 century with his 50 ball ton against South Africans in inaugural World T20. Brendon McCullum of New Zealand also once scored a 50 ball T20 hundred against Australia at Christchurch, another smallish ground.
Will we see Richard Levi's record broken someday? Probably, but highly unlikely. Until that happens, here's the list of fastest T20 centuries so far.
In following, we've listed the number of balls played by that batsman to complete his century as well as fours and sixes hit and then another column showing his final innings score.
|Fastest century in T20 cricket by a batsman.|
|For 100||Final innings|
|Batsman (country)||Balls||Score||Balls||4s & 6s||VS||Date|
|Richard Levi (SA)||45||117*||52||5x4, 13x6||NZ||19 Feb 2012|
|Francois du Plessis (SA)||46||119||56||11x4, 5x6||WI||11 Jan 2015|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||47||100*||48||5x4, 11x6||Eng||16 Mar 2016|
|Aaron Finch (Aus)||47||146||63||11x4, 4x6||Eng||29 Aug 2013|
|Glenn Maxwell (Aus)||49||145||65||14x4, 9x6||SL||6 Sep 2016|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||50||117||57||7x4, 10x6||SA||11 Sep 2007|
|Brendon McCullum (NZ)||50||116*||56||12x4, 8x6||Aus||28 Feb 2010|
|Babar Hayat (HK)||50||122||60||9x4, 7x6||Oman||20 Feb 2016|
|Brendon McCullum (NZ)||51||123||58||11x4, 7x6||Bdesh||21 Sep 2012|
|Md Shahzad (Afghanistan)||52||118*||67||10x4, 8x6||Zim||10 Jan 2016|
|Colin Munro (NZ)||52||101||54||7x4, 7x6||Bdesh||6 Jan 2016|
|Richard Berrington (Scot)||57||100||58||10x4, 5x6||Bdesh||23 Jul 2012|
|Ahmed Shehzad (Pakistan)||58||111||62||10x4, 5x6||Bdesh||30 Mar 2014|
|Suresh Raina (India)||59||101||60||9x4, 5x6||SA||2 May 2010|
|Tamim Iqbal (Bdesh)||60||103*||63||10x4, 5x6||Oman||13 Mar 2016|
|Alex Hales (England)||60||116*||64||11x4, 6x6||SL||27 Mar 2014|
|Shane Watson (Australia)||60||124*||71||10x4, 6x6||India||31 Jan 2016|
|Rohit Sharma (India)||62||106||66||12x4, 5x6||SA||2 Oct 2015|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||63||100||64||10x4, 4x6||Zim||3 May 2010|
|Morne van Wyk (SA)||67||114*||70||9x4, 7x6||WI||14 Jan 2015|
|Martin Guptill (NZ)||69||101*||69||9x4, 6x6||SA||23 Dec 2012|