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Who Hit The Fastest 50 In ODI

This week’s blog is about Fastest 50 In ODI. The evolution of the cricket format also affects the existing format, after the invention of the T20 format, One Day International Cricket is also playing with the T20 approach. In the initial days of ODI cricket, there were 60 over games, but the scoring run rate was below 5. Nowadays, small ground, good quality of bats, and fearless approach by the batter result in high scores on the scoreboard.

Which Cricketer Has The Fastest 50 In ODI

Who Hit The Fastest 50 In ODI

Here are the top ten fastest fifties hit by the batter in One Day International Cricket. (bottom ——> top)

#10. Shahid Afridi

The Pakistan legendary cricketer, Shahid Afridi has scored 18-ball fifties three times in One Day International Cricket. He scored an 18-ball fifty during his inning of 59 against Bangladesh. He also hit seven 6s and two 4s during this inning.

#9. Glenn Maxwell

The explosive batsman from Australia, Glenn Maxwell struck an 18-ball fifty against India while chasing a mammoth total of 383. Rohit’s double century helped India to score a big score on board. Glenn Maxwell played a splendid knock of 60 runs off 22 balls that included seven hits to the fence and three boundaries. However, that was not enough to take Australia over the line.

#8. Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi scored fifty against the Netherlands in 18 balls in a low-scoring game in 2002. Netherland bundle out on 136 runs courtesy to Mohammed Sami’s six wickets. In reply, Pakistan chased down the target in 16.2 overs thanks to Shahid Afridi’s superb knock of 55 runs off 18 balls at a strike rate of 305.55.

#7. Shahid Afridi

While playing his first inning in ODI, Shahid Afridi smashed an 18-ball fifty against Sri Lanka in 1996. He came to bat at no.3 and scored 102 runs off 40 balls at a strike rate of 255 and helped Pakistan to post a mammoth total of 371 on the scoreboard. This was a huge total at that time.

#6. Simon O’Donnell

Simon O’Donnell took 18 balls to hit a fifty against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 1990. He played a knock of 74 runs with the help of six 6s and four 4s. He has a batting strike rate of 255.17.

#5. Liam Livingstone

Liam Livingston

Lian Livingstone is the latest edition to our list of the top ten fastest 50 in ODI. The Englishman is known for his swashbuckling batting and smashed 17 balls fifty against Netherland in June 2022. He smashed six 6s and six 4s during his knock of 66*. During this match, England creates history by scoring 498 runs in ODI cricket.

#4. Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill scored a 17-ball fifty against Sri Lanka in 2015. The Right-handed opening batter from New Zealand smashed 93* runs off just 30 balls while chasing a small target of 117 runs. He struck eight 6s and nine 4s during this inning.

#3. Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera

Kusal Perera has smacked the third-fastest fifty in ODI. He took 17 balls to hit a fifty against Pakistan in 2015. While chasing a target of 288 runs, Kusal Perera and his opening partner gave their side a flying start. Perera scored 68 runs that included two 6s and thirteen 4s.

#2. Sanath Jayasuriya

Sri Lankan explosive opener, Sanath Jayasuriya has smashed the second-fastest half-century in ODI. Sanath held the record for the fastest fifty in One Day International for almost two decades. Sanath struck 17 balls fifty against Pakistan in 1996. Overall he compiled 76 runs off 28 balls with the help of five 6s and eight 4s.

#1. AB De Villiers

AB De Villiers Hit The Fastest 50 In ODI

AB De Villiers, who smacked a 16-ball fifty against West Indies, holds the record for the Fastest 50 In ODI cricket. ABD Came to bat in 39 overs after the departure of the opener Rilee Rossouw and started smacking West Indies’ bowler all over the park. His blistering knock of 149 runs off just 44 balls included sixteen hits to the fence and nine boundaries. His swashbuckling inning at Johannesburg creates many world records.