Fastest 50 In Test Cricket History

Fastest 50 In Test Cricket History

Test cricket is the backbone of all formats of the game. As we all know that in this layout, players take their time to understand the nature of the pitch and movement of the ball. Test cricket is all about discipline, perseverance, and the right technique. But there are some players who have played naturally in this format too and broken the stereotype. Let us contemplate the cricketers with the fastest 50 in test cricket history. 

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Ex Pakistani skipper Misbah Ul Haq holds the record of smashing the fastest 50 in test cricket history, in just 21 balls. He reached the feat in 2014 against Australia in Abu Dhabi. 

Flamboyant Aussie opener David Warner occupies 2nd place in terms of scoring the fastest 50 in test cricket. Warner made the record in 2017 in Sydney against Pakistan n 23 balls. 

One of the greatest all-rounders of all time, Jacques Kallis sits in 3rd place in the matter of hitting the fastest 50, the veteran took only 24 balls against Zimbabwe to set the milestone. The record remained intact for 9 years until Misbah surpassed it. 

Former West Indian off-spinner, Shane Shillingford smashed fifty in 2014 in Kingston against New Zealand, playing 25 balls only, which places him at the 4th spot in the list. 

Among Indian Rishabh Pant smacked the fastest 50 in test cricket. He is a new addition on the list, setting the record in just 28 balls against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru in 2022. 

Top 10 Players with Fastest 50 In Test Cricket

Player Balls Against Year Venue
Misbah Ul Haq21Australia 2014Abu Dhabi
David Warner23Pakistan2017Sydney
Jacques Kallis24Zimbabwe2005Cape Town
Shane Shillingford25New Zealand2014Kingston
Shahid Afridi26India2005Bengaluru
Mohammad Ashraful26India2007Mirpur 
Dale Steyn26West Indies2014Port Elizabeth 
Mohammad Yusuf27South Africa2003Cape Town
Foggie Williams 28England 1948Bridgetown 
Ian Botham28India 1981Delhi
Who has scored the fastest 50 in test cricket?

Misbah Ul Haq has scored the fastest 50 in test cricket in just 21 balls against Australia. 

Who scored the fastest 50 for India in the test?

Rishabh Pant scored the fastest 50 for India in the test (28 balls). 

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