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List of centuries in Twenty20 International cricket

A photograph of New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum of New Zealand is the only player to score two T20 International centuries.

In the sport of cricket, a century is a score of hundred or more runs by a batsman in one innings.[1] A Twenty20 International (T20I) is an international match between two teams, each having T20I status, as determined by the International Cricket Council.[2] In a T20I, the two teams play a single innings each, which is restricted to a maximum of 20 overs.[3] The format was originally introduced by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the county cricket competition with the first matches contested on 13 June 2003 between the English counties in the Twenty20 Cup.[4] The first T20I took place on 17 February 2005 when Australia defeated New Zealand by 44 runs at Eden Park in Auckland, with Australian captain Ricky Ponting finishing not out on 98.[5]

As of 2 October 2015, from a total of 456 matches,[6] only 14 cricketers from 9 nations have scored a total of 15 centuries.[7] New Zealander Brendon McCullum is the only player to have achieved the feat twice.[8] Of the 15 centuries only three of them have not resulted in victories. Players from all the teams that have permanent T20I status – with the exception of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe – have made centuries[1] and of the teams that have temporary ODI status only Scotland has had a player reach triple figures.[2] The New Zealanders and the South Africans lead the list with three centuries each, followed by Sri Lanka and India with two.

The first century was scored by Chris Gayle of the West Indies who scored 117 against South Africa at the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.[9] Gayle's record stood for four and a half years until Richard Levi of South Africa also posted 117 but from fewer deliveries, playing in his second T20I match.[10] Seven months later, Brendon McCullum of New Zealand eclipsed the record by six runs.[8] In August 2013, Australia's Aaron Finch in his seventh T20I made 156 from 63 balls, passing McCullum's mark by 33 runs.[11] As of January 2015, Levi holds the record for the fastest century, achieving this score from 45 deliveries.[12]

Contents

  • Key 1
  • Centuries 2
  • Notes 3
  • References 4

Key

Symbol Meaning
Score was a world record at that time
Runs Number of runs scored
* Batsman remained not out
Balls Number of balls faced
4s Number of fours hit
6s Number of sixes hit
S/R Strike rate (Runs scored per 100 balls)
Inn Innings in which the score was made
D/L The result was decided by Duckworth–Lewis method
S/O The result was decided by a Super Over

Centuries

  • The list is initially arranged in chronological order. To sort this table by any statistic, click on the icon on the column title.
List of centuries in Twenty20 International cricket
No. Player Runs Balls 4s 6s S/R Inn Team Opposition Venue Date Result Ref
1 Gayle, ChrisChris Gayle 117 57 7 10 205.26 1  West Indies  South Africa Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 11 September 2007 Lost [13]
2 McCullum, BrendonBrendon McCullum 116* 56 12 8 207.14 1  New Zealand  Australia Lancaster Park, Christchurch 28 February 2010 Won (S/O) [14]
3 Raina, SureshSuresh Raina 101 60 9 5 168.33 1  India  South Africa Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet 2 May 2010 Won [15]
4 Jayawardene, MahelaMahela Jayawardene 100 64 10 4 156.25 1  Sri Lanka  Zimbabwe Providence Stadium, Providence 3 May 2010 Won (D/L) [16]
5 Dilshan, TillakaratneTillakaratne Dilshan 104* 57 12 5 182.45 1  Sri Lanka  Australia Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 6 August 2011 Won [17]
6 Levi, RichardRichard Levi 117* 51 5 13 229.41 1  South Africa  New Zealand Seddon Park, Hamilton 19 February 2012 Won [18]
7 Berrington, RichieRichie Berrington 100 58 10 5 172.41 1  Scotland  Bangladesh Sportpark Westvliet, Voorburg 24 July 2012 Won [19]
8 McCullum, BrendonBrendon McCullum 123 58 11 7 212.06 1  New Zealand  Bangladesh Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 21 September 2012 Won [20]
9 Guptill, MartinMartin Guptill 101* 69 9 6 146.37 1  New Zealand  South Africa Buffalo Park, East London 23 December 2012 Won (D/L) [21]
10 Finch, AaronAaron Finch 156 63 11 14 247.61 1  Australia  England Rose Bowl, Southampton 29 August 2013 Won [22]
11 Hales, AlexAlex Hales 116* 64 11 6 181.25 2  England  Sri Lanka Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 27 March 2014 Won [23]
12 Shehzad, AhmedAhmed Shehzad 111* 62 10 5 179.03 1  Pakistan  Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka 30 March 2014 Won [24]
13 du Plessis, FafFaf du Plessis 119 56 11 5 212.50 1  South Africa  West Indies Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 11 January 2015 Lost [25]
14 van Wyk, MornéMorné van Wyk 114* 70 9 7 162.85 1  South Africa  West Indies Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban 14 January 2015 Won [26]
15 Sharma, RohitRohit Sharma 106 66 12 5 160.00 1  India  South Africa HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala 2 October 2015 Lost [27]

Notes

  1. ^ The teams are New Zealand, Australia, England, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and India
  2. ^ The teams are Scotland, Ireland, Netherlands, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Nepal, and Papua New Guinea.

References

  1. ^ Williamson, Martin. "A glossary of cricket terms".   Refer to entry for ton.
  2. ^ "ICC Classification of Official Cricket" (pdf).  
  3. ^ "Standard Twenty20International Match Playing Conditions" (pdf). International Cricket Council. October 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Williamson, Martin (25 August 2012). "Crash, bang and Pandora's box is opened". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  5. ^ English, Peter (17 February 2005). "Ponting leads as Kasprowicz follows". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Records / Twenty20 Internationals / Team records / Results summary". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Records / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records / Most runs in an innings". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Isam, Mohammad (21 September 2012). "Brendon McCullum ton razes Bangladesh". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Premachandran, Dileep (11 September 2007). "Gibbs sees South Africa home after Gayle fireworks". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2014. 
  10. ^ Moonda, Firdose (19 February 2012). "Richard Levi brings South Africa level in style". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  11. ^ McGlashan, Andrew (29 August 2013). "Finch stuns England with blazing 156". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Records / Twenty20 Internationals / Batting records / Fastest hundreds". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 - 1st match, Group A: South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, 11 September 2007". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "2nd T20I: New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, 28 February 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  15. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 - 5th match, Group C: India v South Africa at Gros Islet, 2 May 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  16. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 - 7th match, Group B: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe at Providence, 3 May 2010". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  17. ^ "1st T20I: Sri Lanka v Australia at Kandy, 6 August 2011". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  18. ^ "2nd T20I: New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, 19 February 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  19. ^ "Only T20I: Bangladesh v Scotland at Voorburg, 24 July 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  20. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 - 5th match, Group D: Bangladesh v New Zealand at Kandy, 21 September 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  21. ^ "2nd T20I: South Africa v New Zealand at East London, 23 December 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "1st T20I: England v Australia at Southampton, 29 August 2013". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "World T20 - 22nd match, Group 1: England v Sri Lanka at Chittagong, 27 March 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  24. ^ "World T20 - 27th match, Group 2: Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, 30 March 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  25. ^ "2nd T20I: West Indies v South Africa at Johannesburg, 11 January 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "3rd T20I: West Indies v South Africa at Durban, 14 January 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "1st T20I: India v South Africa at Dharamshala, 2 October 2015". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
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