List of Fastest 100 Team Score in Test Cricket History

India surpassed the West Indies in breaking a world record on Sunday, emerging as the fastest team to reach 100 in an innings in Test cricket history. Thanks to a blistering start from openers Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal, India reached 100 runs in just 12.2 overs in the second innings against West Indies.

India eventually rose to 181 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 24 overs before declaring their innings, setting a challenging target of 365 runs for the hosts for the final day of play. In response, the West Indies faltered, losing two wickets in their second innings and managing to score only 76 runs. On the final day, the hosts will need to muster 289 runs to win, while the visitors will be keen to quickly claim the remaining 8 wickets.

The 5 fastest 100 teams in testing history




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West Indies



Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal

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Sri Lanka




Marvan Attapattu, Sanath Jayasuriya

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South Africa



Graham Gooch, Graeme Hick

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West Indies



Tamim Iqbal, Zunaed Siddiqui, Shahriar Nafees, Naeem Islam






Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett


4. Bangladesh and England – 82 balls

Scoring list of the 100 fastest teams

Bangladesh and England pulled off a remarkable feat, both making the top three teams and managing a collective total of just 82 balls. The Bangla Tigers roared against the West Indies, racking up a triple century, while England mirrored their quickness during the recent Test series against Pakistan, where they hit 100 runs in 13.4 overs.

3. England – 81 balls

Scoring list of the 100 fastest teams

England achieved an astonishing feat in 1994 during a red-ball series against South Africa at the Oval. The Three Lions pounced on the Proteas, dispatching several quick boundaries with precision. It took the English team just 81 balls to pass the 100-run mark in this particular contest, securing their place as third fastest in the record books.

2. Sri Lanka – 80 balls

Scoring list of the 100 fastest teams

Sri Lanka faced their Asian rivals Bangladesh in the Asian Test Championship held in Colombo in 2001. The duo of Marvan Atapattu and captain Sanath Jayasuriya wasted no time in targeting the Bangladeshi bowlers. With finesse, they propelled their side to a squad of 100 in a staggering 80 balls, the fastest ever recorded in the Test format. Atapattu’s brilliant 201-run strike and Jayasuriya’s score of 89 led them to an emphatic one-innings, 137-run victory.

1. India – 74 balls

It’s lunch on day 4 of the second. #WIvIND Proof! #TeamIndia zoom towards 98/1, leading West Indies by 281 runs ⚡️ ⚡️

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India put up an electrifying display as their openers forged a formidable 98-run partnership. Rohit Sharma showed off his prowess, smashing 57 off 44 balls, while Jaisawal complemented it with a spirited 38 off 30 balls. The young goalkeeper-batsman, Ishan Kishan, made his mark, scoring a first Test half-century in just his second match, remaining unbeaten on 52 from 34 balls. His impressive display enabled India to reach the 100-run mark in a staggering 74 balls.

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