Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) lost for the fifth straight time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 when they faced  Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Monday. SRH continued to display their batting strength and registered the highest total (287) in the IPL’s history, overtaking their own total of 277/3, which came against Mumbai Indians (MI).

RCB, on the other hand, showcased their fighting spirit by scoring the highest total (262) while chasing by any team. Their efforts, though in vain, were a testament to their resilience.

Travis Head rocks Chinnaswamy

Australian star batter Travis Head went on to play another remarkable knock in this tournament. Opening the innings for SRH, Head played a sensational innings, scoring a blistering 102 runs off just 41 balls, boasting an incredible strike rate of 248.78.

With this phenomenal hitting, Head etched his name into the annals of IPL history, joining the elite ranks of batters who have notched up the fastest centuries in IPL.

5 Fastest Centuries in the IPL history

1. Chris Gayle – 30 balls

Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle

On April 23, 2013, at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, the ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle unleashed an onslaught against the Pune Warriors India (PWI). In just 30 balls, Gayle stamped his authority on the game, peppering boundaries and sending the ball sailing over the ropes with sheer brute force.

2. Yusuf Pathan – 37 balls

Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan

In a high-octane clash between the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and MI on March 13, 2010, Yusuf Pathan etched his name into IPL history books. Pathan’s blistering innings, consisting of powerful strokes and calculated aggression, saw him reach a century in just 37 balls, leaving the Mumbai crowd in awe of his explosive prowess.

3. David Miller – 38 balls

David Miller
David Miller

May 6, 2013, witnessed a spectacular display of power hitting by David Miller of Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) against RCB at Mohali. With sheer determination and impeccable timing, Miller bludgeoned the opposition bowling attack, reaching his century in a mere 38 balls, captivating fans with his remarkable innings.

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4. Travis Head – 39 balls

Travis Head IPL 2024
Travis Head

Head of the Sunrisers etched his name into the record books on April 15, 2024, with a scintillating century against the RCB at Bengaluru. Head’s innings was a masterclass in controlled aggression. He demolished the bowling attack, reaching his century in just 39 balls, thrilling fans with his exceptional strokeplay.

5. Adam Gilchrist – 42 balls

Adam Gilchrist
Adam Gilchrist

On April 27, 2008, in a clash between the Deccan Chargers (DC) and MI, Adam Gilchrist provided a glimpse of his destructive batting prowess. Gilchrist’s innings was a blend of elegance and power as he dispatched the ball to all corners of the ground. He reached his century in a brisk 42 balls, leaving the Mumbai crowd spellbound.

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