Record of fastest individual century in Twenty20 (T20) cricket.
Fastest century in test cricket was a list rarely discussed untill one day internationals came along and batsmen started to express themselves more freely. Fastest ODI century is another list that hadn't attracted enough eyeballs before twenty20 cricket came along and batters became carefree..

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

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