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Chris Gayle during his fastest IPL century. Fastest century in IPL matches is little too ambitious list to hunt for cause a three figure individual score = hundred in T20 cricket in itself is a huge achievement. Having said that, thanks to the number of matches played in Indian premier league each year, more and more centuries are expected to be scored and hence who got there the quickest (of fewest balls) makes an interesting read. Following is a list of breath taking tons scored in IPL cricket till date..

30 balls is all Chris Gayle took to raise his ton on 23rd April 2013 at Chinnaswamy stadium. Against a poor Pune Warriors side, Gayle lunched himself on debutant Ishwar Pandey, Mitchell Marsh, Ali Murtaza and Aaron Finch, collecting 20, 28, 18 and 29 runs in one over respectively. Gayle's century came only in the 8th over of the inning, making it the fastest in T20 cricket anywhere in the world!

37, the number of balls Shahid Afridi took to score the fastest century in ODI, is exactly the number of balls Yusuf Pathan consumed to reach his hundred, the fastest ever in IPL. Yusuf's team, Rajasthan Royals, were chasing mountaineous 213 that day and struggled at 3 wkts for 40 runs when he took the center stage at Brabourne stadium. Pathan reached his half century off 21 balls and off next 16 balls, completed next half to almost pull off a miraculous win. almost. Pathan was run out off first ball of 17th over without facing anything further and Royals lost the game by 4 runs!

Adam Gilchrist, the legendry Aussie southpaw, holds the record of second fastest IPL century, getting it off just 42 balls against same team Yusuf did. Playing for Deccan Chargers who were to chase considerable 155 that day, Gilchrist's fast hundred meant his team won with 8 overs to spare, without losing any wicket!

List last updated : on 6 May 2013, the day David Miller made his first and 28th ton of IPL. Clearly, there haven't been many century in IPL so far but all of them are mentioned in following list, measured on least number of balls.

Also see : Highest score in IPL T20 matches | Fastest fifties in IPL matches.
Fastest century by a batsman in IPL
To reach century Final score Versus, when, where
Batsman (Team) Balls 4s 6s Score Balls 4s 6s Versus Venue Date
Chris Gayle (Bangalore) 30 8 11 175* 66 13 17 Pune Bangalore 23 Apr 2013
Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan) 37 9 8 100 37 9 8 Mumbai Mumbai 13 Mar 2010
David Miller (Punjab) 38 8 7 101* 38 8 7 Bangalore Bangalore 6 May 2013
Adam Gilchrist (Deccan) 42 9 9 109* 47 9 10 Mumbai Mumbai 27 Apr 2008
Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai) 45 7 10 114* 48 9 11 Chennai Mumbai 14 May 2008
Chris Gayle (Bangalore) 46 9 9 107 49 10 9 Deccan Bangalore 6 May 2011
Murali Vijay (Chennai) 46 6 9 127 56 8 11 Chennai Rajasthan 3 Apr 2010
Andrew Symonds (Deccan) 47 9 6 117* 53 11 7 Rajasthan Hyderabad 24 Apr 2008
Virendra Sehwag (Delhi) 48 12 4 119 56 13 6 Deccan Hyderabad 24 Apr 2008
Michael Hussey (Chennai) 50 8 7 116* 54 8 9 Punjab Mohali 19 Apr 2008
Murali Vijay (Chennai) 51 13 4 113 58 15 4 Delhi Chennai 25 May 2012
AB de Villiers (Delhi) 51 5 6 105* 54 5 6 Chennai Durban 23 Apr 2009
David Warner (Delhi) 52 10 6 109* 54 10 7 Deccan Hyderabad 10 May 2012
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai) 52 11 5 109* 60 12 5 Kolkata Kolkata 12 May 2012
Chris Gayle (Bangalore) 53 7 9 128* 62 7 13 Delhi Delhi 17 May 2012
Paul Valthaty (Punjab) 53 16 2 120* 63 19 2 Chennai Mohali 13 Apr 2011
Brendon McCullum (Kolkata) 53 8 7 158* 73 10 13 Bangalore Bangalore 18 Apr 2008
Adam Gilchrist (Punjab) 53 7 9 106 55 8 9 Bangalore Dharamsala 17 May 2011
Suresh Raina (Chennai) 53 7 6 100* 53 7 6 Punjab Chennai 2 May 2013
M. Jayawardene (Punjab) 55 12 3 110* 59 14 3 Kolkata Kolkata 4 Apr 2010
Chris Gayle (Bangalore) 55 10 7 102* 55 10 7 Kolkata Kolkata 22 Apr 2011
Shaun Marsh (Punjab) 58 10 6 115 69 11 7 Rajasthan Mohali 28 May 2008
Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan) 58 12 5 103* 60 12 6 Bangalore Bangalore 15 Apr 2012
Shane Watson (Rajasthan) 60 6 6 101 61 6 6 Chennai Chennai 22 Apr 2013
Kevin Pietersen (Delhi) 64 6 9 103* 64 6 9 Deccan Hyderabad 19 Apr 2012
David Warner (Delhi) 66 9 4 107* 69 9 5 Kolkata Delhi 29 Mar 2010
Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai) 66 12 3 100* 66 12 3 Kochi Mumbai 15 Apr 2011
Manish Pandey (Bangalore) 67 10 3 114* 73 10 4 Deccan Centurion 21 May 2009

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