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Moeen Ali scoops up England’s fastest fifty in T20I in just sixteen balls!!

Bristol: A quickfire fifty from Moeen Ali saw England taking the lead over South Africa in the three-match T20I series. Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow went absolute bonkers as England put up a total of 234 with the loss of six wickets. The former also made the record of England’s fastest fifty in T20I. In return, South Africa fell short of 47 runs.

Moeen came in after the fall of Dawid Malan. The latter along with Jonny Bairstow kept the ship sailing after quick wickets of the openers, Jason roy and Captain Jos Butler. Jonathan Bairstow had an interesting innings of 90 runs from 53 balls. Moeen thrashed bowlers badly as he took strike. In just 18 balls, he amassed 52 runs. At a strike rate of 288.69, Moeen hit 2 fours and six over the ropes. Not only, he set a record but also a note that T20I is not dying.

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Moeen Ali broke the record of Liam Livingstone to set the record for England’s fastest fifty in T20I. Liam Livingstone scored England’s fastest fifty in 2021. The Lancashire born 28-year-old allrounder cracked up a fifty in just seventeen balls. Liam thrashed Pakistan while chasing a 233 total. He hit 103 runs from 43 balls which included 6 fours and 9 sixes in the process. However, they lost the match by 31 runs. However, Marcus Trescothick holds the record of the fastest fifty in T20 by a Briton. He scored a half-century in just 13 balls playing for Somerset against Hampshire in 2010.

Additionally few other records were set in a heavy run flowing match. England set their second highest total in a T20 International match. The highest score set by england in T20I is 241 runs for three wickets against New Zealand in 2019. The match also saw England setting their highest number of sixes in an inning. The team combinedly hit 20 sixes in the inning. They bettered the 15 sixes in an inning set in 2020 February against the same opposition.

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