Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup

The Cricket ODI World Cup gets underway once every four years, which is why it is the most anticipated cricket tournament in the world. It began in 1975. So far, 12 editions have taken place, and the 13th edition is scheduled to take place in India in 2023. This tournament has some of the biggest batting stars in the world playing for their team.

Every player wants to do well for their country and deliver some exceptional performances in doing so. This article will have a discussion on the fastest fifty in ODI World Cup history. Brendon McCullum holds this record with an 18-ball fifty against England in 2015. McCullum also scored the joint-second-fastest off 20 balls against Canada in 2007.

Angelo Mathews scored a 20-ball fifty in the 2015 World Cup against Scotland. So let’s check out the top ones. Mark Boucher (SA), Glenn Maxwell (AUS), and Brendon McCullum (NZ) have hit the joint-third fastest half-century in the World Cup. These three batters have hit a fifty each from 28 balls.

Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup

PlayerInn ScoreBalls for 50AgainstGroundDate
Brendon McCullum (NZ)7718EnglandWellington20/02/2015
Brendon McCullum (NZ)5220CanadaSt Lucia22/03/2007
Angelo Mathews (SA)5120ScotlandHobart11/04/2015
Mark Boucher (SA)7521NetherlandsSt Kitts16/03/2007
Glenn Maxwell (AUS)8821AfghanistanPerth04/04/2015
Brendon McCullum (NZ)5021AustraliaAuckland28/02/2016
Mark Boucher (SA)5222West IndiesSt George’s10/04/2007
Dinesh Chandimal (SL)5222AustraliaSydney08/04/2015
Brendon McCullum (NZ)5922South AfricaAuckland24/04/2015
Brain Lara (WI)7323ScotlandCenturion23/02/2003

Who holds the record for the fastest fifty in ODI World Cup?

Brendon McCullum holds the record for the fastest fifty in ODI World Cup. He smashed an 18-ball half-century against England in Wellington during the 2015 World Cup.

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