Top 10 Fastest Fifty in T20 Cricket: The shortest format of the game – the T20Is are always filled with surprises. You never know what you’re going to witness in the next 120 balls. From breaking records to creating new records, everything can be witnessed in just an action-packed over.
Talking about records, let us discuss the half-century mark in T20Is and take a look at the top 10 fastest fifty in T20 International cricket.
Top 10 Fastest Fifty in T20 International Cricket
#10 Colin Munro (18 balls) vs West Indies, Mount Maunganui
The New Zealand batsman, Colin Munro smashed a half-century off just 18 deliveries facing West Indies in their second T20I on the West Indies tour of New Zealand. This was the fastest fifty in T20 by any New Zealand player against West Indies.
Munro ended up scoring 66 runs in 23 balls comprising 11 fours and 3 sixes with a strike rate of 286.95. 94% of Munro’s runs came from boundaries.
#9 Glenn Maxwell (18 balls) vs Sri Lanka, Colombo
Glenn Maxwell played a remarkable knock of 66 runs off 29 balls against Sri Lanka in their second T20I of Australia tour of Sri Lanka. His half-century came off just 18 deliveries. The Big Show did put up a big show scoring 66 runs with a strike rate of 227.58, which comprised of 9 fours and 4 sixes.
Maxwell was also named that man of the match in the second T20I against Sri Lanka. Maxwell once again equaled his 18 balls half-century mark in this match.
#8 Glenn Maxwell (18 balls) vs Pakistan, Mirpur
The next on the list is again the Big Show aka Glenn Maxwell. Maxwell smashed a beautiful knock of 74 runs off 33 deliveries with a strike rate of 224.24 with 7 fours and 6 sixes.
Although Australia lost the match against Pakistan, Maxwell became only the second Australian after David Warner to score 50 off just 18 balls. The Australians, Maxwell, and Warner have a joint record of scoring a 50 off 18 balls.
#7 David Warner (18 balls) vs West Indies, Sydney
The Australian opener David Warner slammed 67 runs in just 29 balls playing the second T20I against the West Indies on the West Indies tour of Australia. His half-century came off just 18 balls.
He completed his 67 runs innings with a strike rate of 231.03 and smashed 5 fours and 7 sixes in the process. As a result, Australia won the match by 8 wickets.
#6 Liam Livingstone (17 balls) vs Pakistan, Nottingham
The English batsman Liam Livingstone scored the fastest fifty in t20 by any England player after surpassing Eoin Morgan’s record. Playing the first T20I against Pakistan on the Pakistan tour of England, Livingstone smashed 17 ball half-century which was later converted into a 42-ball century, and ended up at the score of 103 off 43 deliveries.
The spectacular innings included 6 fours and 9 sixes with a strike rate of 239.53. Even the 103-run knock fell short as England lost the match to Pakistan chasing the target of 233 in 20 overs.
#5 Quinton de Kock (17 balls) vs England, Durban
South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock scored the fastest fifty in t20 by any South African while playing against England in 2020. De Kock played an amazing knock of 65 runs in just 22 deliveries.
Delivering almost every ball to stands, de Kock smashed 2 fours and 8 sixes with a strike rate of 295.45. Although all the efforts went in vain as South Africa lost the match by just 2 runs. But de Kock played an inning that any cricket fan would love to witness live.
#4 Chris Gayle (17 balls) vs South Africa, Cape Town
The Universe Boss aka Chris Gayle smashed a punishing knock of 77 runs off just 31 deliveries against South Africa on West Indies tour of South Africa. The West Indies legend hit 8 sixes and 5 fours with a strike rate of 248.38.
Chris Gayle was named the player of the match as the West Indies registered a 4-wicket victory against South Africa in the 1st T20I of the series.
#3 Shai Hope (16 balls) vs Bangladesh, Sylhet
The 3rd fastest fifty in T20 International was scored by Shai Hope playing against Bangladesh in 2018. His half-century came off just 16 balls. The West Indies batsman ended up playing a knock of 55 runs off 23 deliveries and smashed 3 fours and 6 sixes with a strike rate of 239.33 in the process.
Chasing the target of 130 in 20 overs, West Indies completed the match in just 10.5 overs. Shai Hope became the player to hit the 3rd fastest half-century from West Indies.
#2 Colin Munro (14 balls) vs Sri Lanka, Auckland
New Zealand’s Colin Munro scored the second fastest fifty in T20 Internationals. Playing against Sri Lanka on the Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, Colin Munro played an astounding knock of 50 runs unbeaten in just 14 deliveries. With almost every ball going to the stands,
Munro smashed 7 sixes and a four with an insane strike of 357.14. Chasing the target of 143, New Zealand scored 147 in just 10 overs. Surprisingly, New Zealand’s opener Martin Guptill also scored fifty in just 19 deliveries in this match, But Munro’s 14 balls half century stole the show. Munro was also named the player of the match for this knock.
#1 Yuvraj Singh (12 balls) vs England, Durban
The first on the fastest fifty in the T20 International list is India’s, Yuvraj Singh. I bet there is no cricket fan who doesn’t remember this knock of Yuvraj Singh’s against England in 2007.
Yuvraj Singh played a marvelous knock of 58 runs in 16 deliveries. Singh’s half-century came off just 12 balls. Hitting the ball from the very start Singh smashed 3 fours and 7 sixes with a crazy strike rate of 362.50. Yuvraj had an unbelievable strike rate of 416.7 when he scored 50 runs in just 12 balls. Yuvraj Singh was named the player of the match as India won the match by 18 runs.
This is the same match where Yuvraj Singh smashed 6 sixes in 6 consecutive balls against the English bowler Stuart Broad. Hitting the ball to stands in every ball in an over was something extraordinary to witness. Yuvraj was the first player to hit 6 sixes in an over in T20 cricket.
Yuvraj still holds his legendary record in international cricket of scoring a half-century in just 12 balls.