Fastest team 100 in Men’s Test

The Test format allows batters to take their own time to construct their innings. Across the five days in the red-ball matches, there have been sides who have etched their names in history for both right and wrong reasons. Despite the usual slow pace of Test cricket, there have been occasions wherein a team hit the ground running almost immediately and scored a 100 within a blink of an eye. In this article, we list down the top three Fastest team 100 in men’s Test cricket-

3. Bangladesh and England – 82 balls

Bangladesh and England are two sides in the list of the top three to have attained the total in just 82 balls. The Bangla Tigers amassed the triple 100 team runs against West Indies while England followed suit in the recently concluded Test series against Pakistan when they scored 100 collectively in two Test matches in Rawalpindi and in Karachi.

2. England – 81 balls

In 1994, the Three Lions locked horns with South Africa at the Oval for a red-ball series. In one contest, the side hit the ground running swiftly against the Proteas dispatching a few quick ones to the boundary. The English team took mere 81 balls to reach the 100-run mark in the contest eventually made it the second fastest in the list.

1. Sri Lanka – 80 balls

Sri Lanka and Asian rivals Bangladesh contested in the Asian Test Championship in Colombo back in 2001. It was Marvan Atapattu and skipper Sanath Jayasuriya immediately began targeting the Bangla bowlers. The side registered the team 100 in only 80 balls. This was recorded as the fastest by any team to score a 100 in Test format. Atapattu eventually went onto score 201 runs whereas Jayasuriya scored 89 runs as they won the contest by an innings and 137 runs.