Abhishek Sharma Creates History with a Quick Century Against Zimbabwe

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In a remarkable turn of events, young Indian cricketer Abhishek Sharma went from scoring zero in his first match to hitting an amazing hundred in his second game. This happened during the second T20I match between India and Zimbabwe on July 7, at Harare Sports Club.

A Stunning Comeback

After getting out for a duck in his debut game, Abhishek Sharma made an incredible comeback in his second match. The 23-year-old left-handed batter took just 46 balls to score his first international century. This is the fastest any Indian player has scored a hundred in their first few games.

Fastest Hundred Record

Abhishek’s quick 46-ball hundred is also the third fastest for India in T20 matches. He started his innings with a six and reached his fifty in just 33 balls. After that, he went on a hitting spree, taking only 13 more balls to go from 50 to 100. He hit three consecutive sixes off Wellington Masakadza to reach his century but got out while attempting the fourth six in the same over.

Top 4 Fastest T20I Hundred for India

Rank Player Opponent Year Balls Taken
1 Rohit Sharma SL 2017 35
2 Suryakumar Yadav SL 2023 45
3 KL Rahul WI 2016 46
4 Abhishek Sharma ZIM 2024 46

Fewest Innings to Score a T20I Hundred for India

Rank Player Opponent Year Innings Taken
1 Abhishek Sharma ZIM 2024 2
2 Deepak Hooda IRE 2022 3
3 KL Rahul WI 2016 4

Abhishek’s brilliant knock included seven fours and eight sixes, totaling 100 runs off 47 balls. He played a key role in helping India set a big score of 234/2 in 20 overs. After losing their captain Shubman Gill early, Abhishek and Ruturaj Gaikwad put together a strong 145-run partnership. Ruturaj also played well, scoring 77 runs off 47 balls, while Rinku Singh added a quick 48 runs off 22 balls at the end.

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