West Indies is among the most successful team in the shorter format of the game. Although their performance graph has declined in the last couple of years. But they are one of two teams with two T20 World Cup wins. Both came under the leadership of Darren Sammy in 2012 and 2016. The prime reason for their success is the power hitters that this team has.
Chris Gayle hit the first T20I century during the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa. And since then, five more T20I centuries have been scored for the West Indies. And here, we will talk about the fastest centuries for the Caribbean team in the shorter format.
Fastest Century in T20 by West Indies
|Johnson Charles||39||118 (46)||South Africa||Centurion||27/03/2023|
|Chris Gayle||47||100* (48)||England||Mumbai||16/03/2016|
|Evin Lewis||48||100 (49)||India||Lauderhill||27/08/2016|
|Chris Gayle||50||117 (57)||South Africa||Johannesburg||11/09/2007|
|Rovman Powell||51||107 (53)||England||Bridgetown||26/01/2022|
|Evin Lewis||53||125* (62)||India||Kingston||9/07/2017|
6. Evin Lewis (125 not out) – 53 balls vs India
Star explosive opener Evin Lewis is one of few players with a couple of centuries in the shorter format. Interestingly, he has scored both of his T20I centuries against India. His second century against India came in July 2017 at Kingston. Batting first, India made a score of 190/6 in their first inning. Chasing the target, Lewis gave his team a brilliant start and scored a 53-ball century. Thus, West Indies reached 194/1 in 18.3 overs and won the game by nine wickets. He scored an unbeaten 125 off 62, with six fours and 12 sixes.
5. Rovman Powell (107 runs) – 51 balls vs England
The fifth fastest century for West Indies was made by star batter Rovman Powell. It came against England in January 2022 at Bridgetown. It was the West Indies who batted first and posted a big total of 224/5 in their 20 overs. Nicholas Pooran scored 70 off 43, while Powell smashed a 51-ball century. He made 107 off 53, including four boundaries and 10 sixes. In reply, England reached 204/9, and the West Indies won by 20 runs.
4. Chris Gayle (117 runs) – 50 balls vs South Africa
Chris Gayle is the biggest name when it comes to the shorter format, whether it is international cricket or any T20 leagues. Gayle was the first ever cricketer to score a century in the T20 World Cup. It came in the 2007 against South Africa in Johannesburg. Batting first, the West Indies made 205/6 in their first inning. The left-hander scored a 50-ball century and made 117 off 57 balls, with seven fours and 10 sixes. Although his century went in vain because South Africa made 208/2 in 17.4 overs and won by eight wickets, it was the third-fastest for his country.
3. Evin Lewis (100 runs) – 48 balls vs India
The first T20I century for Evin Lewis came in August 2016 against India. It was a high-scoring game, and almost 500 runs were scored in just 40 overs. Batting first, the West Indies posted a huge score of 245/6 in their 20 overs. Lewis scored a 48-ball century and made 100 off 49, with five fours and nine sixes. In reply, India also tried hard but fell short by just one run and made 244/4. KL Rahul scored a 46-ball century and made an unbeaten 110.
2. Chris Gayle (100 not out) – 47 balls vs England
Who else can score quick runs than Chris Gayle for his country in the short format. The “Universe Boss” has scored the second fastest T20I century for West Indies. It happened against England in the 2016 T20 World Cup in Mumbai. In fact, Gayle’s centuries both came in World Cups. Batting first, England made 182/6 in their inning. West Indies got off to a fast start thanks to Gayle, who hit a 47-ball century and an unbeaten 100 off 48 balls, with five fours and 11 sixes. West Indies made 183/4 in 18.1 overs and won the game by six wickets.