ICC World Cup 2023: Fastest Century In ODI World Cup History (1975-2023)

Fastest Century In ODI World Cup History – The World Cup is the most important cricket tournament and has a long history of fifty years. Only six teams have won the championship, and in 2023, there will be an exciting competition among the world’s ten best cricket teams.

The aggressive way batters stand to hit has led them to get fast centuries lately. But every batter’s wish is to make a hundred runs in the big cricket competition – ODI World Cup. A few players have reached this goal using the fewest deliveries until now.

Find out about the quickest century in the Cricket World Cup here. See the list of the players who scored the fastest hundred in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup. Read also, Fastest Fifties in ODI World Cup History.

Fastest Centuries in World Cup

Fastest Centuries in World Cup

Big hitters like AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell have smashed some of the fastest centuries in Cricket World Cup history. Here are the list of players with Fastest 100 in ODI World Cup:

RankPlayerTotal RunsOppositionBallsDate
1Glenn Maxwell (AUS)106Netherlands4025-11-2023
2Aiden Markram (SA)106Sri Lanka4907-11-2023
3Kevin O’Brien (IRE)113England5002-Mar-11
4Glenn Maxwell (AUS)102Sri Lanka5108-Mar-15
5AB de Villiers (SA)162*West Indies5227-Feb-15
6Eoin Morgan (ENG)101Afghanistan5718-Jun-19
7Rohit Sharma (IND)131Afghanistan6311-11-23
8Kusal Mendis (SL)122Pakistan6510-11-23
9Mathew Hayden (AUS)111South Africa6624-Mar-07
10Jim Davison (CAN)117*West Indies6723-Feb-03
11Kumar Sangakkara (SL)117England7001-Mar-15
12Paul Stirling (IRE)101Netherlands7018-Mar-11
13Kapil Dev (IND)175Zimbabwe7218-Jun-83
14Adam Gilchrist (AUS)149Sri Lanka7228-Apr-07

Also read, Most Centuries In ODI World Cup

Fastest Century (100) in the ICC Cricket World Cup History (1975-2023)

Here are the top 5 players with Fastest 100 in World Cup History.

#1: Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell of Australia has set a new record for the fastest century in ICC Cricket World Cup history. He reached his century in just 40 balls, surpassing the previous record of 49 balls set by South Africa’s Aiden Markram earlier in the tournament.

His record is likely to stand for many years to come, as it is very difficult to imagine anyone scoring a century faster in a World Cup match.

#2: Aiden Markram

South African cricketer Aiden Markram smashed the record for the second fastest World Cup century in the 2023 edition, reaching his hundred in just 49 balls against Sri Lanka in South Africa’s first game of the tournament.

Markram finished his innings with 106 off 56 balls, helping South Africa set a giant target of 400+ against a tough team and 1996 World Cup winners Sri Lanka.

#3: Kevin O’Brien in World Cup 2011

In the 2011 ODI World Cup, a major surprise happened during the tournament. Ireland beat England while trying to reach a score of 327 runs. The star of the game was Kevin O’Brien, a former allrounder from Ireland.

Kevin O’Brien holds the third spot in the list of fastest centuries in the ODI World Cup. Kevin reached this impressive goal in only 50 balls, making 113 runs from 63 deliveries. His remarkable performance included 13 fours and 6 sixes.

#4: Glenn Maxwell in World Cup 2015

Australia’s standout allrounder, Glenn Maxwell, secured the fourth position on the list. He showcased an outstanding batting show against Sri Lanka in the 2015 ODI World Cup. In the 32nd match of the tournament, Maxwell achieved a stunning century in just 51 balls.

His powerful hits consisted of 10 fours and 4 sixes. Maxwell’s impressive performance occurred while he was batting in the fifth position.

#5: AB de Villiers in World Cup 2015

Former South African batsman AB de Villiers was famous for his unique and aggressive batting style. He produced an intense performance during a group match against the West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup, scoring a quick century in just 52 balls, the fastest in tournament history.

de Villiers went on to score 163 runs, hitting 17 fours and 8 sixes. His exceptional effort helped South Africa set a target of over 400 runs, which the West Indies could not chase down.

FAQ’s on Fastest Century In ODI World Cup History

Who scored fastest century in the history of the World Cup?

Glenn Maxwell from Australia achieved the fastest century in World Cup, taking just 40 balls.

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