The fans want to see more and more runs being scored. They want to see fours and sixes being hit at regular interval. IPL provides this to the cricket fans and this is the main reason for its immense popularity. But scoring runs is one thing and the rate of scoring is another. In t20 matches the team has only 20 over so they want to get maximum runs that they can in these overs. So they generally prefer that batsman who could score quick runs for the team. Here are the top 5 fastest 100s scored in the IPL history so far.
5. AB de Villers (RCB)
There is no list that could be completed without this superman from South Africa. There is nothing on the field that this guy can not do. He holds the record for fifth fastest 100 in the IPL history. He smashed 100 in mere 43 balls against Gujrat Lions. He scored unbeaten 129 in this match. He smashed 12 sixes and 10 boundaries in his inning. He almost made the mockery of the Gujrat Bowling lineup in this match.
4. Adam Gilchrist (DC)
Adam Gilchrist played one of the finest innings of the IPL history. He was the captain of Deccan Charger at that time and led the side from the front. He smashed 100 in just 42 balls against might bowling attack of Mumbai Indians. He smashed 10 sixes and 9 boundaries in this brilliant batting display.
3. David Miller (KXIP)
Next, comes the killer-Miller from Punjab. This dangerous south African batsman scored century in just 38 balls against RCB. He smashed the ball to all the parts of the ground and took his time over the line. He smashed 7 sixes and 8 boundaries in his quick 100.
2. Yusuf Pathan (RR)
Yusuf Pathan scored the second fastest 100 in the IPL. He scored this feat by scoring 100 in mere 37 balls again might attack of Mumbai India. It was this inning that put his name on the global stage as the power hitter. But this would not be his best inning as he failed to win the match for his team. He smashed 9 sixes in his innings.
1. Chris Gayle (RCB)
The man from the Carribean holds the record for the fastest 100 in the IPL history. He achieved this feat against Pune Warriors India. He completed his 100 in mere 30 balls as the PWI bowlers watch the ball sailing in the stands at the regular intervals. This was the very match in which he scores 175 (which is the highest runs scored by a batsman in IPL). He smashed 17 sixes and 13 boundaries in his inning.