Fastest Fifties in ODI World Cup History –

Fastest Fifty In Cricket World Cup – McCullum holds the record for the fastest fifty in World Cup history, blasting 77 runs off just 18 balls against England in 2015. McCullum innings included 8 fours and 7 sixes.┬áCheck here for the list of the players who scored the fastest 50 in the history of the ICC World Cup.

Fastest Fifties in World Cup

Fastest Fifties in World Cup

Here is the list of players who scored the fastest 50 in the history of the ICC Cricket World Cup.

PlayerOpposition TeamBallsVenueDate
BB McCullum (NZ)Eng18Wellington20-Feb-15
BB McCullum (NZ)Can20Gros Islet22-Mar-07
AD Mathews (SL)Scot20Hobart11-Mar-15
GJ Maxwell (Aus)Afgh21Perth04-Mar-15
MV Boucher (SA)Neth21Basseterre16-Mar-07
BB McCullum (NZ)Aus21Auckland28-Feb-15
MV Boucher (SA)WI22St George’s10-Apr-07
Dinesh Chandimal (SL)Aus22Sydney08-Mar-15
BB McCullum (NZ)SA22Auckland24-Mar-15
BC Lara (WI)Can23Centurion23-Feb-03

Fastest Fifty In World Cup History

Brendon McCullum of New Zealand holds the record for the fastest fifty in World Cup history. He achieved this feat against England in the 2015 World Cup, reaching his half-century in just 18 balls.

McCullum smashed 8 fours and 7 sixes in his blistering knock of 77 runs.McCullum also scored the second-fastest World Cup fifty, making 52 off 20 balls against Canada in the 2007 edition. This innings included 1 four and 5 mighty sixes.

The third-fastest fifty came from Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka against Scotland in 2015. Mathews raced to 51 in only 20 deliveries, helping Sri Lanka post a massive total of 363 runs.

Australian hard-hitter Glenn Maxwell joins the list at fourth position. In the 2015 World Cup against Afghanistan, Maxwell reached his fifty in just 21 balls en route to an 88-run blitz that included 6 fours and 7 sixes.

South African wicket-keeper Mark Boucher features twice in the top 10 – his 75 off 21 balls against the Netherlands in 2007 is the fifth-fastest, while his 52 off 22 balls versus the West Indies in the same year is the seventh-fastest World Cup fifty.

The latest addition to this illustrious list is Sri Lankan Kusal Perera’s 51 off 22 balls against New Zealand in the 2023 World Cup held in India.


Who has the fastest 50 in ODI World Cup history?

McCullum set two records for the fastest 50s in the World Cup. He made 77 runs (reaching 50 in 18 balls) when playing against England in 2015. Additionally, he achieved a fifty in just 20 balls during the 2007 match against Canada.

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