Sunil Narine has entered the club of fastest half-centuries, and here are the top five fastest half-centuries including both international and domestic formats –
1. Yuvraj Singh: One of the finest batsmen in the world, Yuvraj Singh dominated the T20 era by not only making the quickest half-century, but also topping it off with six enormous sixes in just one over, which remains one of Yuvraj’s and Indian cricket’s golden memories. On September 19, 2007, Yuvraj came out to bat in the ICC World Twenty20 Cup against the fierce combatants England. Yuvraj Singh blasted six sixes in an over against Stuart Broad and finished his fifty in just 12 balls, earning him the Man of the Match title.
2. Chris Gayle: Chris Gayle, the West Indies’ power hitter, has set several records with his bat. One of them is Chris Gayle’s quickest fifty, which he achieved against Adelaide Strikers in just 12 balls. In the BBL, Chris began the innings for Melbourne, scoring 51 runs in 12 deliveries in just 3.1 overs in the first innings.
3. Hazratullah Zazai: Afghanistani batsman Hazratullah Zazai performed a Yuvi by completing his 50 in just 12 deliveries, striking six sixes in each over. Abdullah Mazari bowled Hazratullah for 37 runs in a single over.
4. Marcus Trescothick: In a match between Somerset and Hampshire in 2010, Marcus struck 13 balls 50. It was one of the quickest half-centuries by a batsman in domestic cricket.
5. Sunil Narine: Sunil Narine just joined the group of quickest 50 after scoring 13 balls 50 in the second qualifier of the Bangladesh Premier League at Mirpur to assist Comilla Victorians overcome Chattogram Challengers.