Boom Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis got himself into the history books by hitting the fastest fifty ever for Australia in T20Is on Tuesday in Perth. He put Srilankan bowlers to the sword as he smashed six gigantic sixes and four fours and gave Australia their first win of T20 World Cup 2022 after a poor start to their campaign against New Zealand. The enigmatic allrounder Marcus Stoinis’ extraordinary onslaught not only got them two points but also boosted their NRR significantly.

With his blistering knock of 59* off just 18 balls, he also smashed the record for the fastest T20I fifty by an Australian, which was previously held by veteran opener David Warner, who scored his fifty in just 18 balls against West Indies in Sydney in February 2010. Glenn Maxwell also has two 18-ball half-centuries, the first of which came against Pakistan in Mirpur in 2014 and then against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo in 2016.

Fastest 50s by Australians in T20Is:
17 – Marcus Stoinis vs Sri Lanka in 2022
18 – David Warner vs West Indies in 2010
18 – Glenn Maxwell vs Pakistan in 2014
18 – Glenn Maxwell vs Sri Lanka in 2016
19 – David Warner vs South Africa in 2009

His 17-ball half-century is also the joint-second fastest in T20 World Cup history, joining Stephan Myburgh of Netherlands, who also scored a 17-ball fifty against Ireland in the 2014 edition of the tournament. The record for fastest fifty in World Cup is held by Indian former all-rounder Yuvraj Singh who scored a ferocious 12-ball half-century against England in 2007 T20 World Cup match, the same match where the left handed batter hammered Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over.

Fastest 50s in T20 World Cups:
12- Yuvraj Singh vs England in 2007
17 – Marcus Stoinis vs Sri Lanka in 2022
17 – Stephan Myburgh vs Ireland in 2014
18 – Glenn Maxwell vs Pakistan in 2014
18 – Shoaib Malik vs Scotland in 2021
18 – KL Rahul vs Scotland in 2021

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