Top 10 Fastest Fifties in T20 Internationals
The invent of T20 cricket brings rush to both fans and players. Limited overs format provides the players freedom to score fast. There are many batsmen tailor-made for this type of cricket. Here we present to you Top 10 fastest fifties in T20 Internationals.
#10 Gautam Gambhir (19 Balls)
Indian left handed opening batsman, Gautam Gambhir holds the record of 10th fastest 50 in T20 Internationals. He set this record v Sri Lanka at Nagpur on 9 December 2009. Chasing down a colossal target of 216 runs, Gambhir opened the innings. He completed his 50 runs in 19 balls with 10 fours. But after completing his fifty he slowed down and made 6 runs in next 7 balls. He got out for 56 runs in 26 balls.
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#09 David Warner (19 Balls)
Number 9 in the list of Top 10 fastest fifties in T20 Internationals is David Warner. Warner is Australian opening batsman. He is well known for his destructive style of batting. Warner set the record of 9th fastest fifty in T20I v South Africa at Melbourne on January 11, 2009. Batting first Australia scored 182 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Major contribution in the total was Warner’s 89 runs off 43 balls. In this innings he smashed 7 fours and 6 sixes. Warner completed his 50 in 19 balls with the help of 5 fours and 4 sixes.
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#08 Glenn Maxwell (18 Balls)
Another Australian batsman is in the list of fastest T20 International 50. Maxwell is tailor-made player for T20s. Due to his aggressive nature of batting he always plays fast little cameos. Maxwell made the record of 8th fastest fifty in T20I v Sri Lanka at Colombo on 9 September 2016. Chasing down a small total of 129 runs Maxwell opened the innings. He completed his 50 in 18 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes. He got out after scoring 66 runs off 29 balls striking 7 fours and 4 sixes.
#07 Glen Maxwell (18 Balls)
Glen Maxwell makes his appearance second time in the list of Top 10 fastest fifties in T20 internationals. He set up this record v Pakistan on 23 March 2014 at Dhaka Bangladesh. It was 16th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2014 when Maxwell cracked 50 off 18 balls. Chasing down the target of 196 runs Maxwell came to bat at number 04 and struck 5 fours and 5 sixes to complete his 50. Later on he continued punishing Pakistani bowlers and scored 74 runs in 33 balls striking 7 fours and 6 sixes before he got out to Shahid Afridi. Despite of giving a remarkable chase Australia lost the match by 16 runs. But the innings played by Maxwell will be remembered for a long time.
#06 David Warner (18 Balls)
In the list of Top 10 fastest fifties in T20 Internationals David Warner appears second time. This time he blasted 6th fastest fifty of ODI v West Indies at Sydney on 23 February 2010. Chasing down an insignificant total of 139 runs Warner opened the innings and got out after scoring 67 runs off 29 balls. In this colossal innings he smashed 5 fours and 7 sixes. Warner completed his 50 in 18 balls with 5 fours and 5 massive sixes. Due to his breathtaking innings Australia chased down the target in just 11.4 overs.
#05 Chris Gayle (17 Balls)
Rightly called the “Universe Boss”, Chris Gayle has the convention of making fast and big scores. Gayle has proved himself a brand of T20 cricket all over the world. Chris Gayle took charge on South African bowlers at Cap Town on January 9, 2015. He completed 5th of the Top 10 fastest fifties in T20 internationals in just 17 balls with 5 fours and 5 towering sixes. He did not stop there and went on to score 77 runs off 31 balls. His innings comprised of 5 fours and 8 sixes. His team easily chased the target of 166 runs as a result of hiss colossal batting.
#04 Stephan Myburgh (17 Balls)
Netherlands opening batsman Stephan Myburgh holds the record of 4th fastest fifty in T20 Internationals. He made this record in ICC T20 World Cup 2014 qualifiers. Myburgh is the second associate ICC member’s player to reach the feat. He scored 50 in 17 balls v Ireland at Sylhet on 21 March 2014. Chasing the target of 190 runs Myburgh opened the innings. He struck 3 fours and 6 sixes to complete his 50 in just 17 balls. His smashed innings continued until he got out after making 63 runs off 23 balls. The innings included 4 fours and 7 sixes. His enormous batting helped his team to chase the target in just 13.5 overs.
#03 Paul Stirling (17 Balls)
Paul Stirling is the first ICC associate teams player to get a place in Top 10 fastest fifties in T20 Internationals. After him Netherlands SJ Myburgh achieved this feat. RR Stirling scored 3rd fastest fifty of T20 Internationals v Afghanistan at Dubai on 24 March 2012. In a run chase of 153 runs, Stirling struck 79 runs off just 38 balls. He smashed 9 fours and 3 sixes in his overall innings. Stirling completed his 50 in 17 balls with 7 fours and 2 sixes. His team chased down the target with 5 balls remaining.
#02 Colin Munro (14 Balls)
New Zealand left handed batsman Colin Munro hold the record of 2nd fastest fifty of T20 internationals. He set up this record v Sri Lanka at Auckland at 10 January 2010. Chasing the target of 143 runs Munro batted at number 03. He scored exactly 50 runs in his innings and remained not out. Munro struck 1 four and 7 sixes to complete his memorable fifty in just 14 balls. Martin Guptil also contributed with 50 in 19 balls. New Zealand chased down the target in just 10 overs due to some breathtaking batting by this pair.
#01 Yuvraj Singh (12 Balls)
Fastest century in T20 Internationals is made by Indian stylish left handed batsman Yuvraj Singh. He took special liking to English bowlers in ICC World Twenty20 at Durban on Sep 19 2007. Batting first India scored mammoth 218 runs losing 4 wickets. Gautam Gambhir and Virendar Sehwag provided good start with 58 and 68 runs respectively. After getting this good start Yuvraj Singh hammered Fastest fifty of T20 in just 12 balls. He completed his fifty smashing 3 fours and 7 towering sixes. Highlight of his innings was 6 consecutive sixes in one over of Stuart Broad. Despite of being made in 2007 the record remains at number 01 in Fastest fifties in T20 Internationals.