Fastest 50's in T20 World Cup - in terms of balls facing

Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis recorded the second-fastest half-century in T20 World Cup's history as he reached the milestone in 17 balls

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Fastest 50's in T20 World Cup: T20 cricket is the new normal in the universe of cricket. This format is a jackpot for players all around the world. It has become the most played format of the game. Nowadays we can see that every nation has its own franchise, the T20 League. A quick score of 30-40 runs or a fifty off just 25-30 balls can be a difference-maker in the result of a T20 match.

In this article, Sportz Point will look into the top five players with the fastest 50s in T20 World Cup in terms of balls facing.

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Fastest 50's in T20 World Cup

#5. KL Rahul | India | 18 balls (2021)

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Chasing a modest target of just 85 runs against Scotland, KL Rahul came out all guns blazing and helped India reach the target in just 6.3 overs alongside captain Rohit Sharma. Rahul made 50 runs off 18 balls which included 6 fours and 3 sixes before getting dismissed in the 6th over. Indian team won the match by 8 wickets. 

#4. Glenn Maxwell | Australia | 18 balls (2014)

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When Maxwell came to the crease, Australia was 8 for 2 against the Pakistan cricket team, needing 192 to win. He started off by showcasing his power-hitting abilities and made it clear that the chase was on. Maxwell was dismissed after scoring 74 runs off 33 balls. Sadly, the other batters couldn't finish the job and Australia lost by 16 runs.

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#3. Stephan Myburgh | Netherlands | 17 balls (2014)

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Chasing a target of 190 runs to win in 14.2 overs to qualify for the Super 10s, Stephan Myburgh started in top gear and never slowed down. Myburgh scored the second-fastest 50 in T20 World Cup (50 runs off 17 balls). His final contribution was 7 sixes and 4 fours in a 23-ball 63. Netherlands won with an incredible 37 balls to spare and qualified. 

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#2. Marcus Stoinis | Australia | 17 balls (2022)

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Chasing 158 runs for victory in their second match against Sri Lanka, Australia was 89/3 in the 13th over. Marcus Stoinis scored 58 runs off just 18 balls ( 4 fours and 6 sixes) and provided an early finish to the chase. Australia also improved their net run rate thanks to an early victory.

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#1. Yuvraj Singh | India | 12 balls (2007)

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Stuart Broad's name will go down in the history books as the man that Yuvraj Singh smashed for 6 sixes in an over. Yuvraj heaved and flicked Broad for 2 leg-side sixes to start the 19th over. A bended-knee six over midwicket and a sweet strike over long-on completed the set, getting Yuvraj to his half-century in only 12 balls.

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N.B: Last Updated on 25/10/2022.

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