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Top 7 Fastest Fifties in the ICC T20 World Cup’s history

by Navyatha Sandiri

The ICC T20 World Cup’s group rounds are set to begin on October 16th, therefore the reverse countdown has already started. As the defending champions and first-time hosts of the T20 world cup, Australia is an ideal choice.

In familiar surroundings where nothing will surprise them, the Baggy Greens have an excellent opportunity to successfully defend their championship. In a few days, we can look forward to a lot of fireworks, and in eight days, some records will also be changed.

T20 cricket has produced some incredibly exciting encounters, which the purists may not like. The model has proved successful in luring fresh crowds of people from around the world. This specific format has become extremely popular due to the chaos caused by the batsmen on the pitch. Additionally, there have been a few occasions where the batsmen have entirely taken control of the game and single-handedly wreaked havoc.

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Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh, who was named the 2011 ICC 50-over World Cup’s man of the match, made some significant plays while he was a player. In terms of dependability, Yuvi could not be replaced at his best. Yuvraj Singh has since made his debut and contributed to India’s victories in several bilateral matches, most notably the 2002 NatWest series in England, where he made his debut as one of the new faces of Indian cricket.

Yuvraj Singh set a record for the fastest fifty in both the T20 world cup and international cricket when he scored 50 runs off just 12 balls against England during the T20 world cup’s inaugural competition in South Africa. He also holds the record for the most runs scored in an over after hitting six sixes off the first six balls he faced from Stuart Broad, which finally allowed Yuvraj to reach the fastest half-century in T20 world cup history.

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Myburgh, Stephan

The second-fastest half-century in T20 World Cup history was scored by Dutch international Stephan Myburgh during the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh. In game 12 of the group stages, Netherlands faced Ireland while attempting to score 190 runs overall. Thanks to crucial contributions from Peter Borren, Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi, and Tom Cooper, the Men in Orange were able to win the match in just 13.5 overs.

Out of the four batsmen, Stephan Myburgh was the one who garnered the most attention because it took him just 17 balls to reach his fifty. The Dutch opener scored 63 off 23 balls with a terrifying strike rate of 273.91, so the damage was already done when Myburgh was eventually removed by Irish bowler George Dockrell.

Glenn Maxwell 

It goes without saying that the Australian power hitter should be on this list. Maxwell gained a reputation as one of cricket’s most deadly batters as soon as he entered the game. It is pretty clear from his stance and batting approach that he has not come down to the middle for single doubles but for the maximums. Maxwell has the ability to send balls as well as the bowlers’ confidence straight into the stands, whether they are pacers or spinners.

Glenn Maxwell made himself third on this list by attacking Pakistani bowlers during the 2014 T20 world championship. In a highly precarious scenario, The Big Show entered the crease after Australia had lost 2 wickets for only 8 runs. Maxwell secured his half-century in just 18 balls because he was prepared to engage the clutch and accelerate Australia’s run chase. Australia ultimately lost the game, but Maxwell gave it his all before leaving the field on 74 off 33 balls with a strike rate of 224.24.

KL Rahul 

The elegant Indian opener is now a T20 regular starter for his country. One of his greatest contributions is steadiness with a dash of glitz, which aids India in overcoming difficult circumstances. However, India unexpectedly exited the T20 world cup last year, but they came back strongly to defeat a much weaker Scottish team. The elegant right-handed batsman lit up the Dubai International Stadium as he hammered a half-century in 18 balls during an eight-wicket triumph over Scotland. After Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul holds the record for the second-fastest fifty by an Indian at a World Cup.

Shoaib Malik

The record of batsmen with the fastest fifty in the ICC T20 global championships is brought to a close by veteran Pakistani batsman Shoaib Malik. Malik became the equal third-fastest batsman to reach a half-century in 18 balls, and Scotland once more became the beneficiaries. With the help of Malik’s 54 runs in 18 balls, Pakistan scored 189 runs in 20 overs. Off the final two overs, Pakistan amassed 43 runs with the aid of Malik’s assault, including 26 runs in Chris Greaves’ final six deliveries.

Hazratullah Zazai

Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai opened the match with a score of 62 in only 17 balls. Zazai batted flawlessly in this Afghanistan Premier League game, achieving a strike rate of 364.71. Zazai created records by slamming six sixes in one over during this innings. He destroyed Abdullah Mazari of Balkh Legends for 6 sixes. With this, he moved up to fifth place on the list of cricketers who have achieved this feat throughout their careers as batsmen.

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Mohammad Ashraful

West Indies and Bangladesh competed in an international tournament’s fifth Twenty20 match for the first time on September 13 at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.

With a strike rate of 225.92 and a quick 61 runs off of just 27 balls, including 7 fours and 2 sixes, Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful helped his team chase down 165 against West Indies in the fifth match of the 2007 World Twenty20. Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of 23 balls needed to get fifty runs against New Zealand in Wellington in 2006 was surpassed by Mohammad Ashraful, who also scored the fastest fifty in World Twenty20 history.

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