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ICC World T20: Most Half Centuries Scored Nation-wise, World Cup Wise or by any Batsman

by on January 13, 2011
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Australian Former Test Cricketer Matthew Hayden

ICC World T20: Most Half Centuries Scored by any Batsman

With an outstanding temperament and fully flourished batting style, Mahela Jayawardene of Srilanka holds the top slot being the most half centuries maker in the history of ICC World T20. With an appetite for big scores not even in Test Cricket and One-Day Internationals but also he has shown his mastery in T20 game of Cricket. During 2007-2010 ICC World T20, he has scored five half centuries across the board at a strike rate of 159.6.

Being a specialist batsman of the Srilankan team, it is hoped that he will continue to cherish his fans in the forthcoming 2011 ICC World T20. His pairing with Kumara Sangakkara at the crease has done wonders quite a lot of times. Not only are the Srilankan cricket fans, his fans around the globe eagerly waiting for his magic with the bat at the 2011 ICC World Cup T20 tournament.

ICC World T20: Most Half Centuries World Cup Wise

Half Centuries in general stimulate round of applause and at times a standing ovation from the crowd in case of a nail biter when there is a dire need of runs to win a match. The batsman gets a pat on the back from his partner even an cuddle from his batting partner. In response to a 50, the batsman usually elevates his bat towards the stand and his team sitting in the pavilion. In case of a close match when batsmen score a half century they show their pleasure by hopping or kissing the bat or their helmet.

Such glimpses have also be seen in ICC World T20. The most frequent of batsmen who show such gestures and postures are Matthew Hayden (Australia), Tilikaratne Dilshan (Srilanka) and Mahela Jayawardene (Srilanka) who registered the most 50s in 2007, 2009 and 2010 ICC World T20 tournaments respectively

Player Country Matches Strike Rate No of 50s ICC World T20
Matthew Hayden Australia 6 144.8 4 2007-08
Tilikaratne Dilshan Srilanka 7 144.76 3 2009
Mahela Jayawardene Srilanka 6 159.78 2 2010

Most Half Centuries at ICC World T20: Nation Wise

Scoring a half century in a cricket match by a batsman gives a sound standing to his team. During 2007-2010 ICC World T20, quite a number of batsmen from different nations have scored half centuries. Nation wise list of most centuries scored in ICC world Cup T20 is as follows:

Players Country Innings Strike Rate 50 50+
Mahela Jayawardene Srilanka 18 146.77 4 5
Matthew Hayden Australia 6 144.80 4 4
Chris Gayle West Indies 11 153.47 3 4
Gautam Gambhir India 15 119.35 4 4
KP Pieterson England 15 148.33 4 4
Jaques Kallis South Africa 10 122.08 3 3
Kamran Akmal Pakistan 18 121.89 3 3
Muhammad Arshaful Bangladesh 9 148.73 2 2
Brendan Taylor Zimbabwe 3 124.21 1 1
Aaron Redmond New Zealand 4 162.50 1 1
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