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Fastest Hundreds In World Cup Cricket; Glenn Maxwell narrowly misses out

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Glenn Maxwell scored the second-fastest World Cup century when he reached the milestone in 51 deliveries during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Pool A match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. The record for the fastest century in World Cup history is held by Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien. O’Brien scored the fastest hundred in 50 deliveries against England in the ICC World Cup 2011.

 

Fastest Hundreds In World Cup Cricket
Batsman (Country) Runs Balls 4s 6s Against Month/Year
Kevin O’Brien (Ireland) 113 50 13 6 England 2 March 2011
Glenn Maxwell (Australia) 102 51 10 4 Sri Lanka 8 Mar 2015
AB de Villiers (SA) 162* 52 17 8 West Indies 27 Feb 2015
Mathew Hayden (Aus) 101 66 14 4 South Africa 24 Mar 2007
Jim Davison (Can) 111 67 7 6 West Indies 23 Feb 2003
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 117* 70 11 2 England 1 Mar 2015
Paul Stirling (Ire) 101 70 14 2 Netherlands 18 Mar 2011
Kapil Dev (Ind) 175* 72 16 6 Zimbabwe 18 Jun 1983
Adam Gilchrist (Aus) 149 72 13 8 Sri Lanka 28 Mar 2007
K Sangakkara (SL) 105 73 12 1 Bdesh 26 Feb 2015
Brendan Taylor (Zim) 121 79 11 4 Irelnad 7 Mar 2015
M Jayawardene (SL) 100 80 9 4 Canada 20 Feb 2011
Virendra Sehwag (Ind) 114 81 17 3 Bermuda 19 Mar 2007
Clive Lloyd (WI) 102 82 12 2 Australia 21 Jun 1975
Brian Lara (WI) 111 83 16 0 South Africa 11 Mar 1996
Brad Hodge (Aus) 123 83 8 7 Netherlands 18 Mar 2007
Sachin Tendulkar (Ind) 140 84 16 2 Kenya 23 May 1999
Sunil Gavaskar (Ind) 108* 85 10 3 New Zealand 31 Oct 1987
Ricky Ponting (Aus) 113 85 9 5 Scotland 13 Mar 2007
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 109 85 7 7 Bangladesh 21 Mar 2007

 

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