ODI (One Day International) is Totally Different from Test Match and T20 Game. ODI Means One Day Game In which players have to bat according to the situation.
It started on 5th January 1971, the first match of ODI was held between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. And if we talk about India, then India did its first One Day International match against England in 1974 where India went to England on tour.
Like I said this format is played differently where one day match is 50 over a game that takes a whole day to finish. Although there are some players in the world who only play their natural game. Whether it is a test match or T20 cricket, the bat starts moving as soon as it comes. giving their team a better start. Next, we are going to read in this article, who made the fastest fifty in ODI.
The list is huge, so we know about the top 5 cricketers Who has the fastest fifty in ODI in the world?
5. Martin Guptill, 2015
Guptill is a great opener for New Zealand. He scored a half-century in 17 balls in the One Day series with Sri Lanka on 28th December 2015 at Christchurch. However, he scored 93 runs in the entire innings, which included 8 sixes and 9 fours.
He made his debut in One Day International on 10 January 2009 against West Indies. Till now Martin has played 186 matches in Audi in which his strike rate is 87.62. His name also includes a double century, which he scored in the 2015 ODI World Cup. Which is also his highest score, 237 runs that too unbeaten. He has so far made 37 half-centuries and 17 wickets in his ODI career.
4. Kusal Perera, 2015
Sri Lanka and Pakistan One Day Series were played in the year 2015 Pakistan went to Sri Lanka for the ODI series. Where there was a match between the two on 15 July 2015 in which Sri Lankan opener Kushal Perera scored a brilliant half-century. This match was played at Pallekele Stadium in Sri Lanka where Kusal scored 50 runs in just 17 balls. However, he scored 68 runs in the entire match for his team, which included 2 sixes and 13 fours.
At 5 ft 6 inches Kusal, the Sri Lanka team’s best opener after Jayasuriya’s retirement, is an explosive batsman. He has played 102 matches in his ODI career so far in which his strike rate is 92.28. In which he has scored a total of 3071 runs and has made 15 half-centuries and 6 centuries to his name.
3. Liam Livingstone, 2022
England went to the Netherlands Where Livingston scored a half-century in only 17 balls in the first one-day match of the series. This match was played on 17 June 2022 at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen, Netherlands.
This is the fastest half-century ever for an England side. In this match, he scored 66 runs in his entire innings in just 22 balls and England also made the record of scoring the most runs in the ODI format, England scored 498 runs in its 50 years and lost 4 wickets. Although Livingstone has not played many matches, he has just started his career for England. But Livingston has made his excellent records in T20I all over the world.
2. Sanath Jayasuriya, 1996
One-day series was played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the year 1998. In which Sri Lankan opener and former cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya scored a half-century in 17 balls. This match was played on 7 April 1998 in Singapore. In those days, it was counted in the brilliant innings, at that time no one used to bat so stormily. However, he scored 76 runs in the entire innings against Pakistan, in which he hit 5 sixes and 8 fours.
Jayasuriya is one of the most explosive batsmen in the world and he is a legend player in Sri Lanka. He played 433 matches and scored 13430 runs in his ODI career. His career includes 68 half-centuries and 28 centuries with a 32.36 average.
1. AB Devilliers, 2016
Former cricketer South African player de Villiers is at number one in the list of fastest half-centuries. He scored 50 runs in just 16 balls. In 2015, when West Indies visited South Africa. Where the ODI match was played on 18 January 2015 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Villiers scored a total of 149 runs in that match. His dazzling performance includes 16 sixes and 9 fours. His average strike rate in One Day International cricket is 101.07. He is considered one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Along with the Fastest Fifty, his score of making Fastest Hundred and Fastest 150 runs is in his name. De Villiers has played 218 matches in his ODI career in which he has scored 9577 runs with a 53.50 average. He has scored 53 half-centuries and 25 centuries in his career. De Villiers played cricket for South Africa from 2008 to 2018 and De Villiers is one of the best finishers in the world.
List of Players scoring the fastest 50 for India in ODIs
|1||AB DeVilliers||South Africa||West Indies||16|
|2||Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||17|
|4||Kusal Perera||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||17|
|5||Martin Guptill||New Zealand||Sri Lanka||17|
|6||Simon O’Donnell||Australia||Sri Lanka||18|
|7||Shahid Afridi||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||18|
Who Scored the fastest 50 in ODI for India?
Former cricketer and fast bowler of India Ajit Agarkar scored the Fastest fifty in ODI for India. He made this record in 21 balls, this half-century he made against the team Kenya. Although Ajit scored an unbeaten 67 runs in his entire innings, that too in just 25 balls, and while bowling brilliantly, taking 26 runs for 3 wickets as well as Zimbabwe.
List of the fastest 50 in ODI for India
|Kapil Dev||West Indies||22|
|Rahul Dravid||New Zealand||22|
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