Top 5 fastest World Cup centuries ever

08:24 PM | 8 Oct, 2023
Top 5 fastest World Cup centuries ever
Source: ICC

South Africa's Aiden Markram holds the record of hitting the fastest century in World Cup cricket history, which he made against Sri Lanka at the Arun Jaitley Stadium on Saturday. 

Aiden Markram, coming to bat in the 31st over, reached 100 quickly—in just 49 balls—becoming the fastest World Cup batter ever. By one ball, he improved on Kevin O'Brien's previous record. In the end, Markram scored 106 off 54 (14 fours, 3 sixes).

This was the fourth occurrence (first in the World Cup) of three batters scoring hundreds in the same ODI innings. Quinton de Kock (100 in 84 deliveries) and Rassie van der Dussen (108 in 110) all reached hundreds earlier in the game.

The highest World Cup innings ever was 428-5, which South Africa finished with.

Top 5 Fastest World Cup centuries

  • Aiden Markram (South Africa against. Sri Lanka, Delhi 2023): 49 balls: When Sri Lanka was on 214-2 in the 31st over, Markram pillaged their attack to break the World Cup record. Six runs later, he was out.
  • Kevin O'Brien, 50 balls (Ireland against. England, Bengaluru, 2011): O'Brien's 63-ball 123, one of the finest innings ever, assisted Ireland in their historic victory over England as they chased down 328. The chase is still the highest in World Cup cricket.
  • Glenn Maxwell, 51 balls (Australia vs. Sri Lanka, 2015), Sydney: Maxwell, like Markram, had arrived following a significant relationship. He hit 102 in 53 balls by fully utilising the now-defunct batting powerplay.
  • South Africa vs. West Indies, Sydney 2015, AB de Villiers, 52 balls: After de Villiers reached his hundred, his innings went into a sensational phase. He took only 12 balls to get to his third fifty, which is still the fastest 150 ever at 64 balls, then he struck two sixes to reach 162 not out in 66 balls.
  • Eoin Morgan (England vs. Afghanistan, Manchester, 2019), 57 balls: Not only in the World Cup, but also in all ODIs, Morgan's 17 sixes on that particular day still stand as a record. His 148 required 71 balls.


Pakistani rupee inches up against US dollar, Euro, Pound and other currencies - Check forex rates here

Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.

Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 2 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.15  287.95 
Euro EUR 309.9  310.5 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 359.4  360.05 
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.45  77.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.82 75.97
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.94 767.94
Canadian Dollar CAD 209.99 210.49
China Yuan CNY 39.78 39.88
Danish Krone DKK 41.95 42.05
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.38 36.48
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.39 935.39
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 742.16 750.18
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.5 79.2
Singapore Dollar SGD 212.45 212.95
Swedish Korona SEK 27.09 27.19
Swiss Franc CHF 325.38 325.88
Thai Bhat THB 8.05 8.09

Gold registers big fall in Pakistan; check today gold rates in Pakatan - 2 December 2023

The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 2 December 2023

On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.

Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.

Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Karachi PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Islamabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Peshawar PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Quetta PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sialkot PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Attock PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujranwala PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Jehlum PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Multan PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Bahawalpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Gujrat PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nawabshah PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Chakwal PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Hyderabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Nowshehra PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Sargodha PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Faisalabad PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705
Mirpur PKR 217,300 PKR 2,705


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