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Saudi Arabia’s Faisal Khan hits third quickest T20I fifty


Saudi Arabia batsman Faisal Khan on Thursday stroked the third quickest half-century in a Twenty20 Worldwide.

Faisal took 15 deliveries to reach the milestone.

Faisal Khan’s knock ranks third only to India’s Yuvaraj Singh’s record who smashed fifty in only 12 deliveries (vs England in 2007) and New Zealand’s Colin Munro’s effort in only 14 deliveries (vs Sri Lanka in 2016) to mark the half century.

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Faisal remained unbeaten on 83 runs off only 28 deliveries as Saudi Arabia chased down Kuwait’s 135/8 with no effort at all playing just 9.1 overs in total which boosted their run rate to qualify for the final.

Faisal Khan’s effort eclipsed West Indies’ Shai Hope’s 23-ball 55-run knock in opposition to Bangladesh in December 2017 throughout which the occasional wicket keeper batsman obtained his fifty in simply 16 balls.

New Zealand’s Paul Stirling stands as the batsman to score fifth quickest fifty in T20Is with a 17-ball in opposition to Afghanistan in Dubai in 2012.

Saudi Arabia’s chase was fiercely began by opener Sajid Cheema scoring 28 off 13 deliveries before dismissing by Mohammad Kashif.

With the win, Saudi Arabia registered for the ultimate match against an unbeaten Qatar.

 

Quickest fifties in T20Is

 

Participant Deliveries Workforce Opposition Place 12 months
Yuvaraj Singh 12 India England Durban 2007
Colin Munro 14 New Zealand Sri Lanka Auckland 2016
Faisal Khan 15 Saudi Arabia Kuwait Al Amerat 2019
Shai Hope 16 West Indies Bangladesh Sylhet 2018
Paul Stirling 17 Eire Afghanistan Dubai 2012
Stephan Myburgh 17 Netherlands Eire Cape City 2015
Chris Gayle 17 West Indies South Africa Sydney 2010
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