Fastest Century in IPL For Deccan Chargers

Deccan Chargers was one of the teams that used to take part in the Indian Premier League and it was bought by Deccan Chronicle. Deccan Chargers was captained by a legendary Sri Lankan cricketer, Kumara Sangakkara under the coaching head of Darren Lehmann. The club won the IPL title for the first time in 2009 after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs in Johannesburg.

The team was always in the news for the suspension of its players and finally, it was ruled out of the IPL tournament in 2012. Deccan Chargers got some power hitters like Andrew Symonds and Adam Gilchrist who contributed a lot of effort to the success of the club by hitting the quickest runs.

List of Fastest Century in IPL for Deccan Chargers


Balls Faced




Adam Gilchrist


Mumbai Indians


27 April 2008

Andrew Symonds


Rajasthan Royals


24 April 2008


So, let's check out those players who made the fastest century in IPL for Deccan Chargers. 


1. Adam Gilchrist

A former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman, Adam Gilchrist is standing at the top position for making the fastest century in IPL for Deccan Chargers. He achieved this feat in just 47 balls while playing against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2008. In the 14th match of the IPL 2008, Deccan Chargers faced Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 27 April 2008. After winning the toss, Deccan Chargers invited Mumbai Indians to bat first. When Mumbai came out to the middle, they lost some early wickets and ultimately reached a total of 154 runs. Then when Deccan Chargers came out to chase the target, their openers looked in good form and so confident with the bat as they achieved the target in just 12 overs without losing a single wicket. Both the openers performed very well, especially Adam Gilchrist who added 109 runs from 47 balls by hitting nine 4s and ten 6s at a strike rate of 231.91. Thus, DC won the match by 10 wickets and Adam Gilchrist was named Man of the Match and Most Valuable Player in that game. 


2. Andrew Symonds

Another Australian player Andrew Symonds is standing at the number 2 position for hitting the fastest century in IPL for Deccan Chargers. He made the record for the quickest hundred after Gilchrist in just 53 balls against Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2008. In the 9th match of the IPL 2008 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on 24 April 2008, Deccan Chargers stood against Rajasthan Royals. After winning the toss, Rajasthan invited the Chargers to bat first and when Deccan Chargers came to the middle, they lost their 2 wickets very quickly. Then Andrew Symonds at the number 4th position handled the situation and added crucial 117 runs from 53 balls that helped them reach a huge total of 214 runs. Despite losing the first wicket very soon at 14 runs, Rajasthan Royals restored the inning quickly and achieved the target in 19.5 overs. Deccan Chargers lost that match by 3 wickets but Andrew Symonds was named Most Valuable Player of the Game for his incredible 100+ runs. 

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