Being the most successful in any sport takes some brilliant players who know how to win the games on their own. That is why Australia has been the strongest team in the cricket history because they have always been the best balanced side, especially in the ODI cricket. Even in the modern-day cricket they have got players who can win the games single-handedly.
And here, we will talk about some of their most impactful players in the history of Australian cricket. This article will feature fastest centuries by the Australian players in the ODI cricket. And some of these centuries came really fast.
Fastest Century in ODI by Australia
|Glenn Maxwell||51||102 (53)||Sri Lanka||Sydney||08/03/2015|
|James Faulkner||57||116 (73)||India||Bangalore||02/11/2013|
|Steve Smith||62||105 (66)||India||Sydney||27/11/2020|
|Steve Smith||62||104 (64)||India||Sydney||29/11/2020|
|Mathew Hayden||66||101 (68)||South Africa||St Kitts||24/03/2007|
|Adam Gilchrist||67||122 (91)||Sri Lanka||Brisbane||14/02/2006|
|Shane Watson||69||185* (96)||Bangladesh||Mirpur||11/04/2011|
|Travis Head||70||101 (72)||Pakistan||Lahore||29/03/2022|
|Adam Gilchrist||71||164 (105)||South Africa||Johannesburg||12/03/2006|
|Ricky Ponting||72||149 (104)||Sri Lanka||Barbados||28/03/2007|
5. Mathew Hayden (101 runs) – 66 balls vs South Africa
Former Explosive Australian batter Mathew Hayden is known for his 380-run knock in test cricket, which is the second-highest individual total in any form of international cricket. But he also holds the record for the fourth-fastest ODI century for Australia, which came in the 2007 ODI World Cup against South Africa in Basseterre. He scored a 66-ball century to help his team post a big score of 377/6. He made 101 off 68 with 14 fours and four sixes. In reply, South Africa got dismissed for 294 runs and lost the game by 83 runs.
4. Steve Smith (104 runs) – 62 balls vs India
Steve Smith smashed both of the joint-third fastest ODI centuries, which came in the same series against India at the same venue, in a span of three days. The second came in the second ODI of the three-match series when India toured Australia in November 2020. Batting first, Australia posted a huge score of 389/4 with the help of a 62-ball century. He scored 104 off 64 with 14 fours and two sixes. In reply, India also tried and scored 338/9 but lost the game by 51 runs.
3. Steve Smith (105 runs) – 62 balls vs India
Steve Smith registered the identical score in the first ODI match of the series as well. He scored a 62-ball century in the first game on November 27, 2020, as well. Batting first, Australia scored a huge total of 374/6, with Aaron Finch scoring 114 runs and Smith making 105 off 66 with 11 fours and 4 sixes. In reply, India reached 308/8 and lost the game by 66 runs. Smith’s both 62-ball centuries had many similarities.
2. James Faulkner (116 runs) – 57 balls vs India
Former Australian all-rounder James Faulkner scored the second fastest ODI century for his country, which came in a losing cause. It was the last game of the seven-match series between India and Australia in Bengaluru in November 2013. Batting first, India scored a big total of 383/6 with the help of a brilliant double century from Rohit Sharma. He scored 209 off 158, with 12 fours and 16 sixes. It was a huge chase, and Australia struggled at the start, losing six wickets for 138 runs. But then, Faulkner played and scored a brilliant century off 57 balls. He scored 116 off 73 balls, with 11 fours and six maximums, but couldn’t help his team win. Australia got dismissed for 326 runs and lost by 57 runs.
1. Glenn Maxwell (102 runs) – 51 balls vs Sri Lanka
Glenn Maxwell is known for his power-hitting ability, and that’s why he is sitting at the top. Maxwell played this inning during the 2015 ODI World Cup, which came against Sri Lanka in Sydney. It was Australia that batted first and posted a big total of 376/9 with the help of a 51-ball century from Maxwell. He scored 102 off 53 balls, with 10 fours and four sixes. In reply, Sri Lanka couldn’t carry on the run rate and got all out for 312 runs. Thus, Australia won that game by 64 runs.