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In the fast-paced world of T20 cricket, batsmen often push the boundaries of what’s possible. Among the most thrilling achievements is the race to score the fastest fifty. This article explores the remarkable players who have etched their names in cricket history with their lightning-quick half-centuries.

Fastest fifty in T20

Dipendra Singh Airee scored an unbeaten 52 off just 10 balls in the match played at the Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field in Hangzhou, Republic of China.

Player Balls taken Team Opponent Year
Dipendra Singh Airee 9 Nepal Mongolia 2023
Ashutosh Sharma 11 Railways Arunachal Pradesh 2023
Yuvraj Singh 12 India England 2007
Chris Gayle 12 Melbourne Renegades Adelaide Strikers 2016
Hazratullah Zazai 12 Kabul Zwanan Balkh Legends 2018
Marcus Trescothick 13 Somerset Hampshire 2010
Mirza Ahsan 13 Austria Luxembourg 2019
Sunil Narine 13 Comilla Victorians Chattogram Challengers 2022
Yashasvi Jaiswal 13 Rajasthan Royals Kolkata Knight Riders 2023
Imran Nazir 14 Sialkot Lahore Eagles 2005
Gerard Brophy 14 Yorkshire Derbyshire 2006
Kieran Noema-Barnett 14 Central Districts Otago 2010
Kieron Pollard 14 Trinidad & Tobago Leeward Islands 2012
Colin Munro 14 New Zealand Sri Lanka 2016
Farhaan Behardien 14 Titans Warriors 2016
KL Rahul 14 Kings XI Punjab Delhi Daredevils 2018
Abhay Negi 14 Meghalaya Mizoram 2019
Andre Russell 14 Colombo Kings Galle Gladiators 2020
Ramesh Satheesan 14 Romania Serbia 2021
Andre Russell 14 Jamaica Tallawahs St Lucia Kings 2021
Pat Cummins 14 Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians 2022
Saurab Chauhan 14 Gujarat Arunachal Pradesh 2023
Sahil Chauhan 14 Estonia Cyprus 2024

The New World Record Holder: Dipendra Singh Airee

A Stunning Display at the Asian Games

Nepal’s Dipendra Singh Airee now holds the record for the fastest fifty in T20 cricket:

  • Scored against Mongolia at the Asian Games 2023
  • Reached 50 runs in just 9 balls
  • Final score: 52 not out off 10 balls
  • Hit 8 sixes, including 6 consecutive sixes
  • 5 of those sixes came in a single over

This extraordinary performance not only set a new world record but also showcased the potential of emerging cricket nations on the global stage.

The Previous Record: Yuvraj Singh’s Iconic Innings

A Moment That Defined T20 Cricket

For nearly 16 years, Yuvraj Singh held the record for the fastest T20 fifty:

  • Scored against England at Durban in the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup
  • Reached 50 runs in 12 balls
  • Final score: 58 off 16 balls
  • Hit 3 fours and 7 sixes
  • Made history by hitting 6 sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad

Yuvraj’s innings remains one of the most memorable moments in cricket history and still stands as the fastest fifty in T20 World Cup history.

India’s Domestic Record: Ashutosh Sharma

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Brilliance

While Yuvraj holds the international record for India, the domestic record belongs to Ashutosh Sharma:

  • Played for Railways against Arunachal Pradesh in October 2023
  • Reached 50 runs in 11 balls
  • Final score: 53 off 12 balls
  • Hit 1 four and 8 sixes
  • Contributed to Railways’ massive total of 246/5

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