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Most 50s in career/series/calendar year/Oldest/youngest player to score a 50 in test and ODI

by on January 22, 2013
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Rahul Dravid scored 3 half centuries in his career

Like centuries, cricket players have set records in scoring maximum fifties in test and ODI cricket. Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest Indian cricket player, not only holds the record for scoring maximum hundreds but is also seen in the list of scoring maximum fifties. Below is the detailed account of most fifties scored by cricket players in test and ODI career, series and calendar year. The discussion also talks about the oldest and youngest batsmen to score fifties in test and ODI cricket.

Most fifties by batsmen in test career

  • Sachin Tendulkar (66)
  • Ricky Ponting (62)
  • Jacques Kallis (56)
  • Rahul Dravid (63)
  • AR Border (63)

Fastest fifties by batsmen in test cricket by time

  • Mohammad Ashraful in 27 mins
  • JT Brown in 28 min
  • SA Durani in 29 min
  • EAV Williams in 30 min
  • BR Taylor in 30 min

Fastest fifties by batsmen in test cricket by balls faced

  • Jacques Kallis on 24 balls
  • Shahid Afridi on 26 balls
  • Mohammad Ashraful 26 balls
  • Yousuf Youhana on 27 balls
  • EAV Williams on 28 balls

Slowest fifties by batsmen in test cricket

  • TE Bailey in 357 mins
  • CJ Tavare in 350 mins
  •  BA Young in 333 mins
  • Gavaskar in 326 mins
  • Ramiz Raja in 318 mins

Most fifties by cricket players in ODI career

  • Sachin Tendulkar 96
  • Ricky Ponting 82
  • Jacques Kallis 85
  • Jayasuriya 68
  • Radul Dravid 83

Fastest fifties by cricket players in ODI cricket

  • Sanath Jayasuriya scored 76 runs on 17 balls
  • SP O’Donnell scored 74 runs off 18 balls
  • Shahid Afridi scored 102 runs off 18 balls
  • Shahid Afridi scored 55 off 18 balls
  • Mark Boucher scored 51 off 19 balls

 Although scoring fast and slow cannot be considered as a valid criteria for the quality of batting skill a cricket possesses, it is some how become important for the viewers. The modern cricket is moving towards adoption of a much faster pace than the traditional old style of cricket. This is the reason now other than Test cricket format we have ODIs and T20 format of cricket as well. 

 

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