IPL Centurions: History of 42 IPL Centuries

27 players have scored 42 centuries till the end of IPL 2016. RCB trio rank on top 3 century scorers as Gayle has maximum IPL centuries ahead of his captain Virat Kohli. Gayle’s 4th IPL century was the fastest in the World hit on 30 balls. Players from 7 countries have scored centuries in IPL. Murali Vijay and Sehwag were the only Indians to score two centuries in IPL, which Kohli surpassed in 2016. CSK has got the maximum centuries against them, and RCB have hit the maximum centuries. Here is the complete record on 42 centuries scored in IPL history till IPL 2016.

Facts About IPL Centuries

    42 centuries scored till end of IPL 2016.
    4 centuries by Virat Kohli in 2016 is maximum by a player in one edition.
    1st centurion of IPL: Brendum McCullum
    1st centurion in an IPL final: Wriddhiman Saha
    Centurion in Playoff: Manish Pandey, Sehwag
    Fastest century in IPL: 30 balls by Chris Gayle
    7 centuries in IPL 2016 is the maximum in one edition.
    1st century by Indian was from Manish Pandey. This was 8th century of IPL.
    27 Players have scored 42 centuries.
    7 nations are part of IPL centuries list.
    10 centuries make Aussies second in list behind 12 centuries by Indian players.

Team Records

    Biggest Wins by Runs and Wickets
    Narrowest Wins
    Biggest Team Scores
    Lowest Score

Batting Records

    1000 run Club
    Half-Centuries
    Maximum Sixes, 100+ Partnerships

Bowling Records

    Highest Wickets
    Hattricks
    Top Ten Bowling Performances

Centurions
Valthaty and Manish Pandey are the only players who scored centuries in IPL before representing country. Brendum McCullum has scored the highest runs in an IPL inning.

    B McCullum (KKR) 158* 73 balls 10 4s 13 6s v RCB 2008
    M Hussey (CSK) 116* 54 balls 8 4s 9 6s v KXIP 2008
    Symonds (DC) 117* 53 balls 11 4s 7 6s vs RR 2008
    Gilchrist (DC) 109* 47 balls 9 4s 10 6s MI 2008
    Jayasuriya (MI) 114* 48 balls 9 4s 11 6s v CSK 2008
    Shaun Marsh 115 69 balls 11 4s 7 6s v RR 2008
    AB de Villiers (DD) 105* 54 balls 5 4s 6 6s v CSK 2009
    Manish Pandey (RCB) 114* 73 balls 10 4s 4 6s v DC 2009
    Yusuf Pathan (RR) 100 37 balls 9 4s 8 6s v MI 2010
    Warner (DD) 107* 69 balls 9 4s 5 6s v KKR 2010
    Murali Vijay 127 56 balls 8 4s 11 6s v RR 2010
    Jayawardene (KXIP) 110* 59 14 4s 3 6s v KKR 2010
    Valthaty (KXIP) 120* 63 balls 19 4s 2 6s v CSK 2011
    Sachin Tendulkar (MI) 100* 66 balls 12 4s 3 6s vs KTK 2011
    Chris Gayle (RCB) 102* 55 balls 10 4s 7 6s vs KKR 2011
    Sehwag (DD) 118 56 balls 13 4s 6 6s 2011
    Chris Gayle (RCB) 107 49 balls 10 4s 9 6s vs KXIP 2011
    Gilchrist (KXIP) 106 55 balls 8 4s 9 6s vs RCB 2011
    Rahane (RR) 103 60 balls 12 4s 5 6s vs RCB 2012
    Pietersen (DD) 103* 64 balls 6 4s 9 6s, 2012
    Warner (DD) 109* 54 balls 10 4s 7 6s , 2012
    Rohit Sharma (MI) 109* 60 balls 12 4s 5 6s, 2012
    Chris Gayle (RCB) 128 runs 62 balls 7 4s 13 6s, 2012
    Murali Vijay 113 runs 58 balls 15 4s 4 6s, 2012
    Shane Watson 101 runs 61 balls 6 4s 6 6s, 2013 (vs CSK)
    Chris Gayle 175* runs 66 balls 13 4s 17 6s (Vs PWI), 2013
    Raina 100* runs 53 balls 7 4s 6 6s, CSK vs KXIP, Chennai 2013
    David Miller (KXIP) 101* runs 38 balls 8 4s, 7 6s, (Vs RCB), Mohali 2013
    Phil Simmons (MI) 100* runs 61 balls 14 4s 2 6s, (Vs KXIP), Mumbai 2014
    Sehwag (KXIP) 122 runs 58 balls 12 4s 8 5s, (Vs CSK), Mumbai 2014
    Wriddhiman Saha (KXIP) 115 runs* 55 balls 10 4s 8 6s (Vs KKR in final), Bengaluru 2014
    Brendum McCullum (CSK) 100* runs 56 balls 7 4s 9 6s (vs SRH), Chennai, 2015
    Chris Gayle (RCB) 117 runs 57 balls 7 4s 12 6s (vs KXIP), Bangalore, 2015
    AB de Villiers (RCB) 133 runs 59 balls 19 4s 4 6s (Vs MI), Mumbai, 2015
    Shane Watson (RR) 104* runs 59 balls 9 4s 5 6s (vs KKR), Mumbai (BS), 2015
    Quinton de Kock 108 51 balls 15 4s 3 6s DD vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2016
    Virat Kohli 100* 63 balls 11 4s 1 six RCB vs GL, Rajkot 2016
    Steven Smith 101 54 balls 8 4s 5 6s RPS vs GL, Pune, 2016
    Virat Kohli 108* 58 balls 8 4s 76s RCB vs RPS, Bengaluru, 2016
    Virat Kohli 109 55 balls 5 4s 8 6s RCB vs GL, Bengaluru, 2016
    AB de Villiers 129* 52 balls 10 4s 12 6s RCB vs GL, Bengaluru, 2016
    Virat Kohli 113 50 balls 12 4s 8 6s RCB vs KXIP Bengaluru, 2016

Number of Centuries in IPL Editions
The record of maximum centuries of first edition was broken in 2016 IPL edition, whereas pace friendly South African venue in 2009 saw only 2 centuries.

    2008 – 6
    2009 – 2
    2010 – 4
    2011 – 6
    2012 – 6
    2013 – 4
    2014 – 3
    2015 – 4
    2016 – 7

Century by Player Origin
Foreign players have scored more centuries than Indian players.

    Number of Century By Foreign Players – 26
    Number of Century By Indian Players – 16

Maximum Centuries by Team
Players from RCB have scored maximum centuries.

    12 RCB
    7 KXIP
    6 DD
    5 CSK
    4 MI, RR
    2 DC
    1 KKR, RPS

Maximum Centuries against Teams
KXIP and KKR have conceded maximum centuries.

    6 – KKR, KXIP
    5 – CSK, RCB
    4 – DC, RR, GL
    2- MI, DD
    1- KTK, PWI, SRH, RPS

Maximum Centuries by Players
The top three represent RCB in the list that contains 27 centurions of IPL.

    5 Gayle
    4 Kohli
    3 AB de Villiers
    2 Brendum McCullum , Murali Vijay, Andy Gilchrist, David Warner, Sehwag, Shane Watson
    1 Michael Hussey, Symonds, Jayasuriya, Shaun Marsh, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Jayawardene, Valthaty, Tendulkar, Rahane, Pietersen, Rohit Sharma, Raina, David Miller, Phil Simmons, Wriddhiman Saha, Quinton de Kock, Steven Smith

Maximum Centuries by Nations
Players from 7 countries have scored centuries in IPL.

    16 centuries by 11 players –Ind: Kohli (4), Sehwag and Murali Vijay (2 each), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Valthaty, Tendulkar, Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Raina, Wriddhiman Saha
    10 centuries by 7 players – Aus: Shane Watson, Andy Gilchrist, Daivd Warner (2 each), Michael Hussey, Symonds, Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith
    6 centuries by 2 players-WI: Gayle (5), Phil Simmons
    5 centuries by 3 players-SA: AB de Villiers (3), David Miller, Quinton de Kock
    2 centuries by 1 player – NZ: Brendum McCullum
    2 centuries by 2 players-SL: Jayasuriya, Jayawardene
    1 century –Eng: Pietersen
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