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Fastest World Cup centuries: where does Rohit Sharma sit?

Rohit Sharma smashed the sixth-quickest century in World Cup history as India dominated Afghanistan in Delhi.

The India captain led from the front as the World Cup hosts made swift progress towards their victory target of 273.

He smashed 12 fours and four sixes as Afghanistan struggled to contain him and opening partner Ishan Kishan.

He moved past three figures from just 63 balls with a single on the leg side as India moved on to 145 without loss. It was his seventh World Cup ton, moving past Sachin Tendulkar on the all-time list.

Despite his heroics, it was not the quickest in this tournament with Aiden Markram taking 14 balls fewer in his brilliant knock for South Africa against Sri Lanka.

Top 10 quickest World Cup Centuries:

  1. Aiden Markram: South Africa v Sri Lanka in 2023 – 49 balls
  2. Kevin O’Brien: Ireland v England in 2011 – 50 balls
  3. Glenn Maxwell: Australia v Sri Lanka in 2015 – 51 balls
  4. AB De Villiers: South Africa v West Indies in 2015 – 52 balls
  5. Eoin Morgan: England v Afghanistan in 2019 – 57 balls
  6. Rohit Sharma: India v Afghanistan in 2023 – 63 balls
  7. Kusal Mendis: Sri Lanka v Pakistan in 2023 – 65 balls
  8. Matthew Hayden: Australia v South Africa in 2007 – 66 balls
  9. John Davison: Canada v West Indies in 2003 – 67 balls
  10. Kumar Sangakkara: Sri Lanka v England in 2015 – 70 balls
Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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