In this article, we are going to discuss the Fastest Hundreds in Asia Cup history. The Asia Cup is one of the major cricket tournaments in which teams from the Asian continent compete. The inaugural edition began in 1984 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Since then, about 15 issues have been completed. Asia Cup will be held in ODI and T20 formats. Only twice in the 15 editions so far has the tournament been held in the T20I format.
Meanwhile, Team India became the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup. He won a record seven titles. Men in Blue have won 6 titles in the ODI format and 1 title in the T20I format. Sri Lanka is the second most successful team in the tournament with six titles (5 in ODIs and 1 in T20Is). On the other hand, Pakistan won 2 Asia Cup titles till now.
For example, in the Asia Cup, the cricketing world saw batsmen playing the game with great intent. In the process, these batsmen dominated and scored the fastest centuries in the tournament. In this list, let us now take a look at the fastest centuries in Asia Cup history (ODI + T20I format).
Fastest Hundreds in Asia Cup In ODI Format
- Shahid Afridi
- Sanath Jayasuriya
- Suresh Raina
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Shahid Afridi
|Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||Bangladesh||100||55||2008||Karachi|
|Suresh Raina||Team India||Hong Kong||100||66||2008||Karachi|
|Shahid Afridi||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||100||68||2010||Dambulla|
1. Shahid Afridi – 53 balls vs Bangladesh
Shahid Afridi holds the record for the fastest century in Asia Cup history against Bangladesh at Doublela in 2010. He hit with full force from the start and managed to score a century in just 53 balls, which was a record. continent He scored 124 runs in 60 balls (17 fours, 4 sixes). His century helped Pakistan score 385/7. In response, the Tigers succumbed to the green shirts and lost the game by 139 runs.
2. Sanath Jayasuriya – 55 balls vs Bangladesh
Sri Lanka’s legendary batsman Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for the second-fastest century in the history of the Asia Cup. He achieved this feat in 2008 with a 55-ball century against Bangladesh in Karachi. Jayasuriya scored 130 runs in 88 balls with the help of 16 fours and 6 sixes. Sri Lanka scored 332/8 in the allotted 50 overs. Bangladesh cricket team failed to chase runs and lost by 174 runs.
3. Suresh Raina – 66 balls vs Hong Kong
Former Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, who holds the record for the third-fastest century in Asia Cup history, is next. Suresh Raina achieved a historic feat against the Hong Kong cricket team in the 2008 Asia Cup. He completed the century in 66 balls. Raina scored 101 runs off 68 balls. India scored 374/4 in 50 overs while Hong Kong lost by 256 runs.
4. Iftikhar Ahmed – 67 balls vs Nepal
Iftikhar Ahmed entered the record books as the second-fastest Pakistani batsman to score a century. He achieved this feat by completing a 67-ball century against the Nepalese cricket team in Multan. Iftikhar Ahmed scored 109 runs in 71 balls (11 fours, 4 sixes). Pakistan scored 342/6 in 50 overs. As a result, Nepal lost by 238 runs.
5. Shahid Afridi – 68 balls vs Sri Lanka
Shahid Afridi made the record as the 2nd fastest century in Asia Cup history. After scoring the fastest century against Bangladesh at Dambulla in 2010, he scored the second-fastest century against Sri Lanka at the same venue in the same year. He completed the century in 68 balls. Afridi scored 109 runs in 76 balls (8 fours, 7 sixes). However, his century fell short as Pakistan lost by 16 runs.
Fastest Century in Asia Cup in T20I Format
|Babar Hayat||Hong Kong||Oman||100||50||2016||Fatullah|
|Virat Kohli||Team India||Afghanistan||100||53||2022||UAE|
1. Babar Hayat – 50 balls vs Oman
Babar Hayat is the first Hong Kong batsman to score a century in T20s. Notably, it is the fastest century by an Allies player and the fourth fastest century overall in the shorter format. He achieved this feat against the Oman cricket team at Fatullah in a qualifying group match for the 2016 Men’s T20I Asia Cup. He scored his century off 50 balls, but his innings was lost as Hong Kong lost to Oman by 5 runs.
2. Virat Kohli – 53 balls vs Afghanistan
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli became the second-fastest batsman to score a century in T20Is in the Asia Cup. The right-handed batsman scored his maiden T20I century in 53 balls in the 2022 Men’s T20I Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Virat Kohli scored 122 runs in just 61 balls with the help of 12 fours and 6 sixes. With the help of his century, Team India scored 212/2 in 20 overs. India won by 101 runs after restricting Afghanistan to 111/8