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Fastest test century against India in test cricket

By Kaif - February 16, 2024 - Last updated on Feb 16, 2024 05:20 PM
Fastest test century against India in test cricket

Fastest test century against India in test cricket. Ben Duckett is the English batsman who scored the fastest Test century in India, equaling Kevin Pietersen in this matter.

IND vs ENG: The third match of the five-Test series between India and England is going on in Rajkot. Today (16 February) is the second day of the match. England has started batting in the first innings. Currently, Joe Root and centurion Ben Duckett are at the crease. England team's score has crossed 175 runs for two wickets. Before this, the first innings of the Indian team was limited to 445 runs. On the second day, Team India could add only 119 runs. In the first day, Team India had scored 326/5.

Fastest test century against India in test cricket

Balls Batsman Venue Year
84 balls Adam Gilchrist (Australia) Mumbai 2001
85 balls Clive Lloyd (West Indies) Bengaluru 1974
88 balls Ben Duckett (England) Rajkot 2024
99 balls Ross Taylor (New Zealand) Bengaluru 2012

Fastest test century by England in India

Ben Duckett scored a century in the third test being played in Rajkot. He completely followed England's baseball strategy and scored a century in just 87 balls. This is his first century in India and in that he made a record. The century in 88 balls is the fastest century by an English batsman in Tests in India. At the same time, overall this is the third fastest century by a foreign batsman. Adam Gilchrist scored a century in 84 balls in India in 2001. Clive Lloyd of West Indies scored a century in 85 balls in 1974. Duckett overtook the 99-ball century scored by Ross Taylor in Bengaluru 12 years ago and moved up to third position.

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This is the third fastest century by an English batsman outside England. In this matter he equaled Kevin Pietersen. Both have scored centuries on 88 balls. Pietersen did this in 2009 in Port of Spain, West Indies. At the same time, Harry Brook is at the top in this matter. He scored a century in 80 balls against Pakistan in Rawalpindi in 2022. Jack Crowley is second in Rawalpindi with a century in 86 balls.

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Fastest Test century for England away from home

Balls Batsman Venue Year
80 Harry Brook Rawalpindi 2022
86 Jack Crowley Rawalpindi 2022
88 Kevin Pietersen Port of Spain 2009
88 Ben Duckett Rajkot 2024
90 Ollie Pope Rawalpindi 2022

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