Fastest Century in PSL

Explore the top 10 players in the Pakistan Super League with the fastest centuries, and discover who clinched the record for the fastest century in PSL.

Dillip Mohanty
Dillip Mohanty

Last Updated: 2024-01-10

Umaima Saeed

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The Pakistan Super League (PSL) is an exciting franchise-based T20 cricket league for both cricketers and fans alike. With its first season being played in 2016, the tournament has witnessed some great duels between the bat and ball. 20 centuries have been scored in the 8 seasons of Pakistan Super League. Usman Khan of Multan Sultan holds the record for the fastest century in PSL history. Usman scored a hundred in 26 balls against Quetta Gladiators at Rawalpindi in PSL 2023. 

Here we will have a look at who made the fastest century in PSL.

Fastest Century in PSL

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Usman Khan (36 Balls)

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Multan Sultan’s opener Usman Khan has the record for scoring the fastest century in PSL history. Playing against his former franchise Quetta Gladiators, Usman launched an assault hitting 12 fours and 9 sixes to finish with 120 in 43 balls in 2023 PSL. Usman helped the Sultans reach their highest-ever score in PSL history as they finished the 1st innings with 262/3. He helped the team score 91 runs in the powerplay and reached to his fifty in 24 balls adding 157 runs with captain Mohammad Rizwan for the 1st wicket. It was a close finish as Quetta Gladiators lost the game by just 9 runs.

Rilee Rossouw (41 Balls)

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In the 2023 PSL season, just one day prior to Usman Khan’s record-breaking innings, Rilee Rossouw bettered his own record of the fastest hundred in PSL history as he breached the three-figure mark in only 41 deliveries playing against Peshawar Zalmi at Rawalpindi. 
Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat first and put up a huge total of 242/6 in their 20 overs.

In response, openers Shan Masood and Mohammad Rizwan fell inside the powerplay. Rossouw, batting at number 3, added 99 runs with Kieron Pollard for the third wicket and got to his half-century in just 17 balls. He hit 12 fours and 8 sixes in his knock and was dismissed for 121 off 51 deliveries with Sultans needing only 16 runs off 9 balls. Anwar Ali and Usama Mir ensured Sultans emerged victorious by 4 wickets and 5 balls to spare.

Rilee Rossouw (43 Balls)

In a day game at Multan Cricket Stadium, Sultans’ captain Shan Masood became the first captain in the 2020 season to win the toss and opt to bat. The decision looked a bit tricky with Sultans at 65/3 at the halfway stage.

Rilee Rossouw then riled up some big hits all around the park hitting 10 fours and 6 sixes to score the fastest PSL century of that time. Sultans added 134 runs in the final half of the innings and finished with 199/5. Rossouw added 139 runs for the 4th wicket with skipper Masood and finished unbeaten with 100 in 44 balls.

Jason Roy (44 Balls)

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The 2023 PSL season was a breakthrough season for batters. Seven different batters scored a hundred each, the most number of centuries in a single PSL season. In the 25th match of the season in Rawalpindi, Peshawar Zalmi elected to bat first and with Babar Azam’s 115 scored 240/2. No team had chased more than 207 runs successfully in PSL before.

Quetta opener Jason Roy took the onus onto himself. He finished unbeaten on 145 off 63 balls, the highest individual score in PSL history and helped the team chase 241 with 8 wickets and 10 balls to spare. He hit 20 fours and 5 sixes in his innings bringing up his century in 44 balls, it was the fastest hundred in PSL 8.

Harry Brook (48 Balls)

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Lahore Qalandars’ Harry Brook became the youngest centurion in PSL history during his excellent knock of 102* against Islamabad United in PSL 2022. Qalandars won the toss and elected to bat first, but Faheem Ashraf picked up 2 wickets in an over and affected a run out to peg Lahore back at 12/3. Batting at 5, Brook added 101 runs with Fakhar Zaman for the 4th wicket getting to his 50 in 27 balls and 100 in just 48 deliveries. He smashed 10 fours and 5 sixes in his spectacular knock to put Qalandars in a good spot finishing the innings at 197/6 and winning the game by 66 runs.

Cameron Delport (49 Balls)

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The South African batter smashed the fastest 100 in PSL of that time in the 2019 season against Lahore Qalandars. Lahore won the toss and put Islamabad to bat first. Delport started off in some fashion hitting 4 fours and a six off the initial 5 balls he faced. 
Delport got a life on 27 when Sohail Akhtar dropped his catch in the deep. He added 118 runs with Chadwick Walton for the 3rd wicket and then 58 unbeaten for the 4th wicket with Asif Ali. He got to his ton in 49 deliveries and finished not out scoring 117 in 60 balls, a total of 13 fours and 6 sixes in his innings.

Jason Roy (49 Balls)

Playing his first encounter of PSL 7, Jason Roy smashed his first century in the Pakistan Super League. Chasing 205 in 20 overs, Roy opened the innings and got off to a fiery start counterattacking Shaheen Shah Afridi in the first over, taking 15 runs off it. He added 71 for the 1st wicket with opening partner Ahsan Ali who contributed with just 7. James Vince joined his compatriot and put up 96 runs for the 2nd wicket. Before the stand was broken, Roy had got to his 50 in just 20 balls and hit the ball nice and clean for 11 fours and 8 sixes getting out on 116 in 57 balls with only 38 off 26 deliveries needed for a Quetta win.

Sharjeel Khan (50 Balls)

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Islamabad United opener, Sharjeel Khan scored the first ever century in PSL history in 2016. In an all-important 3rd qualifying final of the season, Islamabad were put to bat first by Peshawar Zalmi. With his opening partner Dwayne Smith (19 off 37) struggling to get going, Sharjeel took matters into his own hands in the 108-run opening stand.

Sharjeel added 63 more with Khalid Latif before being run out due to a mix-up with Khalid in the final over. Sharjeel slapped 12 fours and 8 sixes against a quality bowling attack comprising of Shaun Tait, Hasan Ali, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz and Daren Sammy.

Colin Ingram (50 Balls)

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Another record-breaking century in the PSL as Colin Ingram hit the highest individual score in the tournament at that time breaking Sharjeel’s record of 117 in PSL 2019. Karachi Kings won the toss and asked Quetta Gladiators to bat first who put 186/5 on the board.

Openers Babar Azam (0) and Colin Munro (3) failed to give a good start but with one Colin falling early, the other one picked up. Ingram top scored and finished unbeaten with 127 in 59 deliveries hammering 12 fours and 8 sixes in his record thrashing knock. It was also the joint fastest hundred in PSL with his record being thwarted by Delport a few days later. No one scored more than 19 runs in the Kings’ innings but it was Ingram who took the initiative and led the team to victory with 8 balls to spare.

Fakhar Zaman (50 Balls)

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It was another Fakhar Zaman masterclass as he hit 8 fours and as many sixes to score his second century in PSL 2023. Lahore won the toss and batted first losing Abdullah Shafique early in the innings. Zaman picked up his pace early after being dropped on 1 and was the 3rd wicket to fall at the team score of 195 in the 18th over. He added 122 with Kamran Ghulam for the 2nd wicket, then 70 for the 3rd with Sam Billings before Hasan Ali got the big fish. Zaman’s score of 115 in 57 turned out to be more than the Islamabad United innings score as they were sent home packing for 107 in 15.1 overs.

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