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Top Ten Fastest Century in ODI World Cup

By Akanksha - October 25, 2023 - Last updated on Oct 25, 2023 11:01 PM
Top Ten Fastest Century in ODI World Cup

Glenn Maxwell made history by scoring the quickest century in ODI World Cup history, in just 40 balls, breaking Aiden Markram's mark.

Maxwell struck 106 runs in 44 balls against the Netherlands at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, beating Markram's previous best of 49 balls at the same venue.

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is also among the top ten hitters in World Cup history to have struck the quickest century.

Top Ten Fastest Century in ODI World Cup

SCORE BALLS PLAYER MATCH VENUE DATE
106 40 Glenn Maxwell Australia v Netherlands Delhi 25 October 2023
106 49 Aiden Markram South Africa v Sri Lanka Delhi 7 October 2023
113 50 Kevin O’Brien Ireland v England Bengaluru 2 March 2011
102 51 Glenn Maxwell Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney 8 March 2015
162 52 AB de Villiers South Africa v West Indies Sydney 27 February 2015
162 57 Eoin Morgan England v Afghanistan Manchester 18 June 2019
109 61 Heinrich Klaasen South Africa v England Mumbai 21 October 2023
131 63 Rohit Sharma India v Afghanistan Delhi 11 October 2023
122 65 Kusal Mendis Sri Lanka v Pakistan Hyderabad 10 October 2023
100 66 Matthew Hayden Australia v South Africa Basseterre 24 March 2007

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell

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Glenn Maxwell, an Australian all-rounder, hit 106 off 44 balls, his second-fastest World Cup century in just 40 balls. Maxwell smashed his fifty against the Netherlands in just 27 balls and needed just 13 more to achieve his century.

Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram

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Aiden Markram achieved the second-fastest century in tournament history at the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, scoring a 106-run innings in 49 balls to etch his name in the record books. His inning came against a weak Sri Lankan assault, which included centuries from Quinton de Kock and Rassie van Dussen.

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O Brien

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Kevin O'Brien delivered one of the most remarkable knocks in World Cup history, helping Ireland defeat England in 2011. O'Brien hit the three-figure milestone in Bengaluru in 50 balls, and his record remained for more than a decade before being broken by Markram and Maxwell.

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell

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Surprisingly, Maxwell has only scored two World Cup hundreds, both of which rank among the top five quickest centuries in the event. Maxwell's first World Cup century came against Sri Lanka in March 2015 in Sydney, where he hit the century mark in 51 balls.

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

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AB de Villiers scored a remarkable 162 against the West Indies in the 2015 World Cup in Sydney. The Proteas hitter took 52 balls to make his century, the seventh fastest in World Cup history.

Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan

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Former England captain Eoin Morgan lit up the 2019 World Cup in Manchester with a stunning 162-run innings against Afghanistan. Morgan reached the three-figure milestone in just 57 balls, the sixth-fastest ton in World Cup history.

Heinrich Klaasen

Heinrich Klaasen

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Heinrich Klaasen adored the Wankhede Stadium, where he struck a century in 61 balls against England in the ODI World Cup 2023. He would go on to nearly hit another century a few days later at the same site, but in his own words, his outstanding inning against England was also Klaasen's greatest, as he fought heat, humidity, and cramping as well, earning South Africa a remarkable 229-run triumph.

Mr. Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

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The Hitman has the most World Cup century (7), but his 63-ball performance against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium during the World Cup 2023 was his quickest.

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis

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Sri Lanka's best hitter Kusal Mendis reached a century in just 65 balls against Pakistan, and he went on to score 122 runs to earn Sri Lanka a remarkable triumph at the Uppal Stadium in the ODI World Cup 2023.

Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden

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Back in 2007, against South Africa, Australian stalwart Matthew Hayden recorded the 10th quickest century in World Cup history. Hayden hit a century in 66 balls in Basseterre in an unexpected show of aggressive cricket at the time.

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