T20 cricket may not be everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you’re a cricket purist. Although it does promise some restaurant-quality jam-packed cricketing action. Players go out of their ways to do the unimaginable and sometimes, they’re able to pull it off. In the process, what they leave behind is nothing but everlasting greatness. Some of the most power-packed innings have come courtesy of the T20s. Here is a list of the top five fastest fifties in T20 internationals.
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5. Faisal Khan
Chasing 136 against Kuwait during the ACC Western Region Contest, Saudi batter Faisal Khan took to the opposition by storm. In just 15 deliveries, Khan scored the third-fastest fifty in T20 Internationals by that time’s record. Faisal scored 83* runs off just 28 balls and helped sure his team got the winner’s share of the purse. His hard-hitting innings comprised 7 fours and as many sixes.
4. R Satheeshan
In a match that sounds almost like a fever dream, Romania chased the 116-run target in just 5.4 overs. Satheeshan alongside fellow opener Taranjeet Singh (57* off 19) made the match a cakewalk for Romania. In a formidable performance that saw Satheeshan score a half-century in just 14 balls, the duo left Serbia no chance. Hitting six fours and five sixes, Satheeshan along with Taranjit left a massacre behind at the National Sports Academy.
3. Colin Munro
Banishing the Sri Lankan bowling unit, Guptill and Munro helped New Zealand reach the 142-run target in just 10 overs. Eclipsing Guptill’s record which was set 20 minutes prior, Munro reached his fifty in just 14 balls. The measure of Munro’s dominance can be estimated by his electrifying boundaries. Hitting just a single four along with 7 massive maximums, Munro tore the Lankan attack to shreds.
2. Mirza Ahsan
Mirza Ahsan broke into the headlines after an ICC Continental Cup match against Luxemburg at Ilfov County, back in 2019. Walking into bat at number 5, Ahsan absolutely ran through the opponent’s bowling attack. Hitting 2 fours and 7 sixes in his innings, Mirza reached his half-century in a record 13 deliveries. His overpowered inning of 51* off 14 helped Austria emerge victorious with a whopping 135 runs.
1. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh’s 12-ball fifty is a perfect example of what happens when sledges go horribly wrong. Batting at 14* off 6, Yuvi was sledged by England’s legendary all-rounder Andrew Flintoff and what followed next is history. In what is arguably the most infamous over in cricket history, Yuvraj smashed Broad for 6 sixes in an over. It was raining boundaries in Durban as sixes were coming from left, right, and center. His impactful innings lit a fire under India’s campaign in the 2007 T20 World Cup as they went on to not only win the match but become the inaugural champions.
Top Five Fastest Fifties in T20 Internationals
|3.||Colin Munro||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||13|
|5.||Faisal Khan||Saudi Arabia||Kuwait||15|
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