In Pics: Fastest World Cup Centuries

Updated: February 28, 2015, 10:27 AM IST
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  • Aussie opener Matthew Hayden hit the ground running against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup. The burly Aussie reached his ton in 66 balls. (Getty Images)

    Aussie opener Matthew Hayden hit the ground running against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup. The burly Aussie reached his ton in 66 balls. (Getty Images)

  • Canadian John Davison went hammer and tongs on the Windies attack in the 2003 World Cup. He hit 6 sixes and 8 fours in his 76-ball 111. he reached his century in only 67 balls. (Getty Images)

    Canadian John Davison went hammer and tongs on the Windies attack in the 2003 World Cup. He hit 6 sixes and 8 fours in his 76-ball 111. he reached his century in only 67 balls. (Getty Images)

  • Touted as one of the best World Cup hundreds ever. Adam Gilchrist made the 2007 World Cup final into a one-man show playing a surreal 129-ball 149, hitting an astonishing 13 fours and 8 sixes. He reached his ton in 72 balls. (Getty Images)

    Touted as one of the best World Cup hundreds ever. Adam Gilchrist made the 2007 World Cup final into a one-man show playing a surreal 129-ball 149, hitting an astonishing 13 fours and 8 sixes. He reached his ton in 72 balls. (Getty Images)

  • The Irish big-hitter Kevin O' Brien took the attack to England and smashed a whirlwind 50-ball 100 to guide Ireland to victory. (Getty Images)

    The Irish big-hitter Kevin O' Brien took the attack to England and smashed a whirlwind 50-ball 100 to guide Ireland to victory. (Getty Images)

  • The Indian captain and talisman Kapil Dev saved India the blushes by playing a match winning 175 not out against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup. In the process he reached his ton in no more than 72 balls. (Getty Images)

    The Indian captain and talisman Kapil Dev saved India the blushes by playing a match winning 175 not out against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup. In the process he reached his ton in no more than 72 balls. (Getty Images)

First Published: March 3, 2011, 9:40 AM IST
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