Test cricket is considered the most difficult of all the three formats of cricket. Test matches are played for 5 days. During this, the batsman has to exercise restraint and the bowler has to bowl with patience. In Test cricket, both the bowler and the batsman are tested. Whoever passes this test, achieves success. There was more than one best batsman in world cricket, who scored a century in the fourth innings of a test match and today we are going to tell you about the same batsmen who have scored the fastest century in the fourth innings of the test.
The record for the fastest century in the fourth innings of a match in Test cricket is held by former England batsman Gilbert Jessup. He had scored a century in just 76 balls in the fourth innings during the Test match played against Australia in 1902, during which he had hit 17 fours.
The second name in this list comes from England's best batsman Jonny Bairstow. He completed his century in 77 balls while batting in the fourth innings in a Test match played against New Zealand in the year 2022.
The third name in this list comes from former Pakistan batsman Shahid Afridi. He completed his century in 77 balls in 2005 during a match played against West Indies in Test cricket. He scored 122 runs in 95 balls in the fourth innings of this match.