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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 9 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, mesmerised 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 inagural 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. Untill 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.