Top 5 Indian batsmen who scored the fastest half century in ODI

By Akshay
December 04, 2023

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5- Yuvraj Singh - 22 balls vs Bangladesh in Dhaka in 2004

Yuvraj thrashed the Bangladeshi bowlers and scored a half-century in 22 balls. The left-handed batsman wasted no time in attacking the inexperienced Bangladeshi attack and scored 69 runs off just 32 balls.

4- Rahul Dravid - 22 balls vs New Zealand in Hyderabad in 2003

With the help of five fours and three sixes, Rahul Dravid completed his half-century in 22 balls and remained unbeaten, helping India score 353 runs on the board. The team led by Sourav Ganguly won the match by a huge margin of 145 runs.

3- Kapil Dev - 22 balls vs West Indies in Guyana in 1983

  1. Former India captain Kapil Dev was a cut above the rest when it came to ball striking during his era. While his innings of 175 during the ODI World Cup 1983 is still vividly remembered.
  2. The right-handed batsman hit seven fours and 3 sixes and scored 72 runs in just 38 balls. His record of scoring a half-century in 22 balls for India remained intact for 17 years.

2- Virender Sehwag - 22 balls vs Kenya in Paarl in 2001

  1. During a Tri-series in South Africa, Sehwag made 55 off only 23 balls, clobbering seven fours and three sixes in the process. His fiery innings came after a marvellous opening stand of 258 runs between Sachin Tendulkar (146) and Sourav Ganguly (111).
  2. India ended up with a score of more than 350. They won the match against Kenya at Boland Park, Paarl, by a huge margin of 186 runs.

1- Ajit Agarkar - 21 balls vs Zimbabwe in Rajkot in 2000

Despite being the leading fast bowler for India, Agarkar was weak with the bat. During Zimbabwe's tour of India, Agarkar scored 67* off just 25 balls in the fifth ODI in Rajkot. When Agarkar made this attempt, India was facing difficulties at 216 runs for 6 wickets in 43.3 overs.

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