Ranji Trophy has seen some extraordinary achievements in its storied history. Today we will talk for you about the top five fastest centuries in this prestigious Indian domestic cricket tournament. Rishabh Pant's explosive 48-ball century against Jharkhand in Thiruvananthapuram during the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy is the fastest in the history of the tournament. Pant also scored a century in 82 balls in the first innings, which contributed significantly to Delhi drawing the match. And there are more players involved
He scored a century in 82 balls in the first innings. Rishabh Pant's innings of 117 off 106 balls marked Delhi's second century in the innings, with Unmukt Chand contributing the first with a score of 109. Their efforts combined to bowl out Delhi for a total of 334, followed by a strong response from Jharkhand. Total. Out of 493 runs, which mainly includes Ishaan's incredible inning of 273 runs.
Eklavya Dwivedi's fighting century helped Uttar Pradesh register a crucial win against Railways, helping them avoid relegation and finish seventh in Group A. Facing a must-win situation, UP started cautiously after losing early wickets. Tanmay Srivastava patiently chased down the target with a half-century, while Dwivedi provided momentum to the team by playing a good innings of 102 runs in 73 balls - his century coming in 72 balls. He got full support from Umang Sharma (35) and together they gave UP victory in 74.4 overs.
Madhya Pradesh's Naman Ojha arguably played one of the most entertaining innings. In the 2015 Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka, Ojha played an explosive inning of 115 runs in just 81 balls and took 69 balls to score his century. Hit 8 fours and 9 sixes
Riyan Parag started his 2024 Ranji Trophy campaign with a breath-taking inning of 155 runs in just 87 balls against Chhattisgarh, although it resulted in a defeat. Parag hit 12 sixes and 11 fours to score the second fastest Ranji Trophy century ever. The Assam captain scored runs at a strike rate of 178 and created a storm by destroying the bowlers. Working hard in the face of lack of support from his teammates, Parag scored 52 per cent of Assam's total of 254, which was not enough to prevent the opponents from securing a 10-wicket victory.
In 2016, Pant's stormy century off 48 balls in the Ranji Trophy match between Delhi and Jharkhand at Thumba, Thiruvananthapuram was a brilliant performance. His century came in 48 balls, he played a stormy innings of 135 runs in just 67 balls with the help of eight fours and 13 sixes. This performance even eclipsed the earlier heroics of their U19 captain Ishan Kishan. The 21 sixes hit by Pant are the second most in a first-class match after Colin Munro's 23 sixes in 2015.