Misbah’s fastest century in tests


Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq plays a very calm innings whenever he comes out in the middle but a year ago on this day he had other ideas.

Pakistan were looking to set Australia a target and needed a cameo from one of their batsman. This is when Misbah stepped in and starting plundering the Aussie bowlers all over the park. In no time Misbah reached the fastest fifty in test matches in just 21 balls but the best was yet to come.

Misbah kept on asserting his authority which pressurised the Aussie bowlers and thus disturbed their line and length. Misbah struck Mitch Starc for two boundaries in two balls and reached a fabulous century off just 56 balls and equalled the record set by the great Viv Richards at Antigua in 1986 versus England.


Misbah scored this ton in 74 minutes and this was the second fastest hundred in terms of time taken. The fastest is by Jack Gregory of Australia who scored a century in 70 minutes against South Africa.

This century propelled Pakistan to a massive target of 603 runs which eventually led them to a win in that particular match and the series.