Fastest Fifty in ODI: AB de Villiers to Shahid Afridi

Fastest Fifty in ODI: In the history of ODI cricket so far, many batsmen from AB de Villiers to Shahid Afridi have scored the fastest half-century.

And in today’s article, we are going to tell you which batsmen have scored the fastest 50 in ODI history so far. So let’s know about those batsman who have scored the fastest half century in ODI history.

Fastest Fifty in ODI –

Through the table below, we have shared 10 such batsmen who have hit the fastest 50 in ODI history. And on the first position, South Africa’s 360 batsman AB de Villiers, while on the position comes the name of Sri Lankan dashing batsman Sanath Jayasuriya.

Apart from this, the name of Pakistan’s all-rounder cricket player Shahid Afridi appears three times in this list, who has scored the fastest half-century in the history of ODI so far.

RankPlayerCountryBallsOpponentYear
1AB de VilliersSouth Africa16West Indies2015
2Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka17Pakistan1996
3Akila DananjayaSri Lanka17Pakistan2015
4Martin GuptillNew Zealand17Sri Lanka2015
5Liam LivingstoneEngland17Netherlands2022
6SP O’DonnellAustralia18Sri Lanka1990
7Shahid AfridiPakistan18Sri Lanka1996
8Shahid AfridiPakistan18Netherlands2002
9Shahid AfridiPakistan18Bangladesh2014
10Glenn MaxwellAustralia18India2013

AB de Villiers – 16 balls (South Africa vs West Indies, 2015)

On January 18, 2015, AB de Villiers etched his name into the record books by registering the fastest fifty in ODI history against the West Indies in Johannesburg. De Villiers’ fifty came in a only 16 balls, breaking the previous record held by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya. His blistering knock included four boundaries and as many as eight monstrous sixes, showcasing his unparalleled hitting prowess.

Sanath Jayasuriya – 17 balls (Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1996)

Former Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya etched his name into the record books by registering the second fastest fifty in ODI history against the Pakistan in the year 1996. Jayasuriya’ fifty came in only 17 balls.

Martin Guptill 17 balls (Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 2015)

New Zealand team’s top order batsman Martin Guptill is also on the third position in this list, who scored a half-century in just 17 balls while playing against Sri Lanka team in the year 2015.

Liam Livingstone – 17 balls (England vs Netherlands, 2022)

English all-rounder cricket player Liam Livingstone has also scored the fastest half-century in 17 balls in the history of One Day, and he did this feat while playing against the Netherlands team in the year 2022.

Shahid Afridi – 18 balls (Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1996)

Former Pakistan all-rounder player Shahid Afridi is also scored the fastest half-century in the history of ODIs. And he scored half-centuries in 18 balls in the year 1996 while playing against the Sri Lankan team. Apart from this, he scored half-centuries in just 18 balls in the year 2007 and 2015.

Glenn Maxwell – 18 balls (India vs Australia, 2013)

On 02-Nov-2013, Glenn Maxwell, Australian Allrounder-batsman, stamped his authority with a blazing fifty off just 18 balls against India. His innings included three fours and seven massive hits over the boundary ropes. Maxwell’s incredible display of power-hitting established him as a force to be reckoned with in limited-overs cricket.

Top 5 Fastest 50 in ODI World Cup

Here is the also complete list of the “Top 5 Fastest 50 in ODI World Cup

RankPlayerCountryBallsOpponentYear
1Brendon McCullumNew Zealand18England2015
2Brendon McCullumNew Zealand20Canada2007
3Angelo MathewsSri Lanka20Scotland2015
4Mark BoucherSouth Africa21Netherlands2007
5Glenn MaxwellAustralia21Afghanistan2015

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FAQs?

Q. Who scored the fastest 50 in ODI India?

Ans: The record of the fastest half-century in the history of ODIs is in the name of former South African 360’s batsman AB de Villiers, who scored a half-century in 2015 against the West Indies in just 16 balls.

Q. How many times Shahid Afridi hit fastest 50 in ODI?

Ans: In the history of One Day International, Shahid Afrid has hit a total of 3 fastest half centuries, And his first fastest half comes against Sri Lanka in 1996.

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