Header Ad

IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Sarfaraz Khan scored the fastest half-century in debut test

By Akshay - February 15, 2024 05:26 PM
IND vs ENG 3rd Test: Sarfaraz Khan scored the fastest half-century in debut test: Sarfaraz scored a half-century off just 48 balls and equaled the record for the second-fastest half-century by an Indian on debut, previously held by Hardik Pandya, who achieved the feat in his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2017. Was.

IND vs ENG 3rd test Live score

While Sarfaraz and Hardik hold the record for scoring the second-fastest half-century by an Indian on Test debut, the record for the fastest half-century is in the name of Patiala's Yuvraj, who completed his half-century in just 42 balls against England. In a test match in 1934.

Fastest fifty by an Indian on test debut

  • 42 balls by Yuvraj of Patiala vs England at Chennai on February 10, 1934.
  • 48 balls by Sarfaraz Khan at Rajkot on February 15, 2024.
  • 48 balls by Hardik Pandya, Sri Lanka at Galle on July 26, 2017.
  • 50 balls by Shikhar Dhawan 14 Australia in Mohali, March 2013

The 26-year-old finally got a place in the national team after scoring consistent runs in the domestic circuit over the last few years, hitting seven fours and a six in his innings against the English bowlers.

After the dismissal of captain Rohit Sharma, Sarfaraz came to the crease, who scored a brilliant century. The Mumbai batsman then formed a good partnership with Ravindra Jadeja until he was run out, ending his innings at 62 runs from 66 balls.

Jadeja, who was one run short of his century, dismissed a quick single, ending his partnership with Sarfaraz at 78 runs. However, the Saurashtra all-rounder brought up his second Test century on his home ground, taking India's score to 315/5 at stumps on the first day.

Former India spinner Anil Kumble handed Sarfaraz Khan his first Test cap and gave the 26-year-old an inspirational speech ahead of the Rajkot Test.

While handing over the coveted Test cap, Kumble said he was 'proud' of Sarfaraz for the way he has progressed. He said his father and the entire family would be 'extremely proud' to see the 26-year-old playing for India. The former cricketer also said that this was the beginning of a long career.

'I know you have worked hard and had disappointments, but despite that you have scored runs in the domestic season. All the best to you. I am sure you will have lots of wonderful memories today. The beginning of a long career.

Download our App for more Tips and Tricks

Possible11 Play Store Possible11 App Store