The shortest format of the game, T20I cricket, is pretty much dominated by batters. And they always keep looking for ways to score quick runs with fewer balls.

In this process, some batters have smashed the fastest fifties in the T20I format. So, in this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 batsmen with the fastest half-centuries in T20Is.

Fastest T20I Half-Century

PlayerBalls TakenTeamAgainstVenueDate
Dipendra Singh Airee9NepalMongoliaHangzhou27 Sep 2023
Yuvraj Singh12IndiaEnglandDurban19 Sep 2007
Mirza Ahsan13AustriaLuxembourgIlfov County31 Aug 2019
Colin Munro14New ZealandSri LankaAuckland10 Jan 2016
Ramesh Satheesan14RomaniaSerbiaSofia26 Jun 2021
Faisal Khan15Saudi ArabiaKuwaitAl Amerat24 Jan 2019
Quinton de Kock15South AfricaWest IndiesCenturion26 Mar 2023
Shai Hope16BangladeshWest IndiesSylhet17 Mar 2018
Martin Akayezu16RwandaGhanaRwanda18 Aug 2021
Moeen Ali16EnglandSouth AfricaBristol27 Jul 2022

Key insights from the above stats

13: Nepal’s Dipendra Singh Airee broke the almost 13-year-old record set by Yuvraj Singh in T20I cricket. Airee went bonkers against a weak Mongolian side, which was playing its very first T20I match, in the 2023 Asian Games and hammered fifty in 9 balls, making it the fastest half-century in T20I cricket.

12: Before Airee’s swashbuckling, India’s Yuvraj Singh smashed the then-fastest half-century in 12 balls against England in the inaugural 2007 T20 World Cup. This is also the fastest fifty for India in T20Is.

6: In that process, Yuvraj also hit 6 sixes in an over, making him the first batter to do so in the 20-over format in international cricket. The 6 sixes came in Stuart Broad’s over, making it one of the most expensive overs in T20Is.

60: In more than 60 instances, batters have scored fifties in less than 20 balls, showing their power-hitting skills.

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