Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History – All Time List

Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History

Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History: Many cricketers will score their fastest fifty in World Cup while they play the game in a motive to boost the team’s score.

It might not be a batter’s goal to score the fastest half-century but the player will hit hard in a motive to push the team’s score to a greater extent. During this process, the batter might score their fastest half century.

In this section, we have listed the full list of players with the Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History along with match details.

Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History

Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History: New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum holds the fastest fifty in World Cup by reaching the 50 runs mark in just 18 deliveries. McCullum achieved this record during New Zealand’s game against England in the 2015 ODI World Cup.

Check out the Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History below:

Balls Player Match Venue Year
18 BB McCullum New Zealand v England Westpac Stadium, Wellington 2014/15
20 BB McCullum New Zealand v Canada Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet 2006/07
20 AD Mathews Sri Lanka v Scotland Blundstone Arena, Hobart 2014/15
21 MV Boucher South Africa v Netherlands Warner Park, Basseterre 2006/07
21 BB McCullum New Zealand v Australia Eden Park, Auckland 2014/15
21 GJ Maxwell Australia v Afghanistan Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth 2014/15
22 MV Boucher South Africa v West Indies Queen’s Park (New), St George’s 2006/07
22 LD Chandimal Sri Lanka v Australia Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2014/15
22 BB McCullum New Zealand v South Africa Eden Park, Auckland 2014/15
23 BC Lara West Indies v Canada SuperSport Park, Centurion 2002/03
23 JM Davison Canada v New Zealand Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet 2006/07
23 KA Pollard West Indies v Netherlands Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 2010/11
24 WW Hinds West Indies v Canada SuperSport Park, Centurion 2002/03
24 KJ O’Brien Ireland v United Arab Emirates Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane 2014/15
25 AM Blignaut Zimbabwe v Australia Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 2002/03
25 JM Davison Canada v New Zealand Willowmoore Park Main Oval, Benoni 2002/03
25 PR Stirling Ireland v Netherlands Eden Gardens, Kolkata 2010/11
25 AT Carey Australia v India The Kia Oval, Kennington 2019
25 SO Hetmyer West Indies v Bangladesh The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton 2019
25 BKG Mendis Sri Lanka v South Africa Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 2023/24
26 SR Tendulkar India v Bermuda Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain 2006/07
26 GJ Maxwell Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2014/15
26 CH Gayle West Indies v New Zealand Westpac Stadium, Wellington 2014/15
27 RR Rossouw South Africa v Ireland Manuka Oval, Canberra 2014/15
28 TM Moody Australia v Bangladesh Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 1999
28 SR Watson Australia v New Zealand Queen’s Park (New), St George’s 2006/07
28 F Behardien South Africa v United Arab Emirates Westpac Stadium, Wellington 2014/15
29 A Ranatunga Sri Lanka v Kenya Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 1995/96
29 CH Gayle West Indies v England Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 2006/07
30 MD Crowe New Zealand v Zimbabwe McLean Park, Napier 1991/92
30 ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka v England Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 1995/96
30 RL Powell West Indies v Bangladesh Willowmoore Park Main Oval, Benoni 2002/03
30 G Kirsten South Africa v Bangladesh Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein 2002/03
30 JM Davison Canada v West Indies SuperSport Park, Centurion 2002/03
30 KJ O’Brien Ireland v England M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2010/11
30 GJ Maxwell Australia v England Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 2014/15
30 AB de Villiers South Africa v West Indies Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2014/15
30 SR Watson Australia v Sri Lanka Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2014/15
30 FA Allen West Indies v Sri Lanka Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street 2019
30 RG Sharma India v Afghanistan Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 2023/24
31 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan v New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 1991/92
31 DS Lehmann Australia v Namibia North West Cricket Stadium, Potchefstroom 2002/03
31 RR Rossouw South Africa v West Indies Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2014/15
32 AJ Stewart England v Sri Lanka Eastern Oval, Ballarat 1991/92
32 ME Waugh Australia v Zimbabwe Bellerive Oval, Hobart 1991/92
32 PA de Silva Sri Lanka v India Eden Gardens, Calcutta 1995/96
32 AM Blignaut Zimbabwe v Netherlands Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 2002/03
32 HH Gibbs South Africa v Netherlands Warner Park, Basseterre 2006/07
32 AB de Villiers South Africa v New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 2014/15
32 Saud Shakil Pakistan v Netherlands Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad 2023/24
33 AC Gilchrist Australia v Pakistan Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood 1999
33 MP Vaughan England v West Indies Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 2006/07
33 SR Tendulkar India v South Africa Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 2010/11
33 CH Gayle West Indies v Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham 2019
33 JC Buttler England v Bangladesh Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 2019
33 MDKJ Perera Sri Lanka v Australia The Kia Oval, Kennington 2019
34 AC Gilchrist Australia v Bangladesh Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street 1999
34 GC Smith South Africa v England Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 2006/07
34 AJ Strauss England v Netherlands Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 2010/11
34 J Charles West Indies v United Arab Emirates McLean Park, Napier 2014/15
34 JC Buttler England v Pakistan Trent Bridge, Nottingham 2019
34 RG Sharma India v Pakistan Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 2019
34 AK Markram South Africa v Sri Lanka Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 2023/24
35 Yuvraj Singh India v Bermuda Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain 2006/07
35 HH Gibbs South Africa v West Indies Queen’s Park (New), St George’s 2006/07
35 KA Pollard West Indies v Ireland Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali 2010/11
35 BB McCullum New Zealand v Sri Lanka Hagley Oval, Christchurch 2014/15
36 CL Cairns New Zealand v Netherlands Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited Sports Complex Ground, Vadodara 1995/96
36 WJ Cronje South Africa v New Zealand Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad 1995/96
36 ST Jayasuriya Sri Lanka v India Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 1995/96
36 JH Kallis South Africa v New Zealand Edgbaston, Birmingham 1999
36 GC Smith South Africa v Scotland Warner Park, Basseterre 2006/07
36 LRPL Taylor New Zealand v Canada Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 2010/11
36 CJ Anderson New Zealand v Sri Lanka Hagley Oval, Christchurch 2014/15
36 EJG Morgan England v Afghanistan Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 2019
36 DP Conway New Zealand v England Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad 2023/24
36 R Ravindra New Zealand v England Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad 2023/24
37 SR Tendulkar India v Pakistan SuperSport Park, Centurion 2002/03
37 SB Styris New Zealand v Canada Willowmoore Park Main Oval, Benoni 2002/03
37 AC Gilchrist Australia v Kenya Kingsmead, Durban 2002/03
37 CD McMillan New Zealand v Kenya Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet 2006/07
37 ML Hayden Australia v South Africa Warner Park, Basseterre 2006/07
37 MN Samuels West Indies v England Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 2006/07
37 H Patel Canada v Australia M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2010/11
37 Shaiman Anwar United Arab Emirates v Zimbabwe Saxton Oval, Nelson 2014/15
37 CR Ervine Zimbabwe v West Indies Manuka Oval, Canberra 2014/15
37 Mohammad Saifuddin Bangladesh v India Edgbaston, Birmingham 2019
38 AB de Villiers South Africa v India Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 2010/11
38 BB McCullum New Zealand v Canada Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 2010/11
38 NJ O’Brien Ireland v West Indies Saxton Oval, Nelson 2014/15
38 Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh v Scotland Saxton Oval, Nelson 2014/15
38 BRM Taylor Zimbabwe v Ireland Blundstone Arena, Hobart 2014/15
38 JJ Roy England v Bangladesh Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 2019
38 Haris Sohail Pakistan v South Africa Lord’s Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood 2019
38 BA Stokes England v India Edgbaston, Birmingham 2019
38 MDKJ Perera Sri Lanka v West Indies Emirates Riverside, Chester-le-Street 2019
38 Liton Das Bangladesh v England Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 2023/24
39 SR Waugh Australia v Zimbabwe Bellerive Oval, Hobart 1991/92
39 BJ Haddin Australia v New Zealand Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur 2010/11
39 BRM Taylor Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Pallekele 2010/11
39 EC Joyce Ireland v West Indies Saxton Oval, Nelson 2014/15
39 MM Ali England v Scotland Hagley Oval, Christchurch 2014/15
39 SC Williams Zimbabwe v West Indies Manuka Oval, Canberra 2014/15
39 Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan v United Arab Emirates McLean Park, Napier 2014/15
39 Q de Kock South Africa v Sri Lanka Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2014/15
39 MJ Guptill New Zealand v Sri Lanka Sophia Gardens, Cardiff 2019
39 Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan v England Trent Bridge, Nottingham 2019
39 C de Grandhomme New Zealand v South Africa Edgbaston, Birmingham 2019
39 RA Jadeja India v New Zealand Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 2019
39 DJ Malan England v Bangladesh Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala 2023/24
40 LK Germon New Zealand v Australia MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Madras 1995/96
40 AC Gilchrist Australia v India New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 2002/03
40 AC Gilchrist Australia v Bangladesh Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound 2006/07
40 DPMD Jayawardene Sri Lanka v Canada Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota 2010/11
40 Umar Akmal Pakistan v Kenya Mahinda Rajapaksha International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota 2010/11
40 KP Pietersen England v Ireland M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2010/11
40 MEK Hussey Australia v Kenya M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2010/11
40 SK Raina India v Pakistan Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 2014/15
40 Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh v Afghanistan Manuka Oval, Canberra 2014/15
40 AM Rahane India v South Africa Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 2014/15
40 DA Warner Australia v Afghanistan Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth 2014/15
40 AJ Finch Australia v Afghanistan County Ground, Bristol 2019
40 Sarfraz Ahmed Pakistan v England Trent Bridge, Nottingham 2019
40 LRPL Taylor New Zealand v Bangladesh The Kia Oval, Kennington 2019
40 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh v West Indies The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton 2019
40 N Pooran West Indies v Afghanistan Emerald Headingley Cricket Stadium, Leeds 2019
40 BKG Mendis Sri Lanka v Pakistan Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad 2023/24

 

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Men’s ICC Cricket World Cup Winners and Runners

Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History: The table given below gives the list of 50 overs ICC Men’s World Cup Winners along with the runner-ups and Hosts for each year the event was organized:

Year World Cup Winner Runners Up Host Finals Venue
1975 West Indies Australia England
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1979 West Indies England England
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1983 India West Indies England
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
1987 Australia England India & Pakistan
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
1992 Pakistan England Australia & New Zealand
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
1996 Sri Lanka Australia India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
1999 Australia Pakistan England
Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
2003 Australia India Australia
Wanderers, Johannesburg
2007 Australia Sri Lanka Australia
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
2011 India Sri Lanka India
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
2015 Australia New Zealand Australia
Melbourne Cricket Ground
2019 England New Zealand England Lord’s, London

ICC World Cup Winning Captains List

Fastest Fifty in ODI World Cup History: The captain of the team plays a crucial role in winning a cricket match that too winning an ICC trophy requires a huge role from the captain of the team.

Find the detailed list of cricket World Cup-winning captains since 1975 below:

Year Winner Captain
2019 England Eoin Morgan
2015 Australia Michael Clarke
2011 India MS Dhoni
2007 Australia Ricky Ponting
2003 Australia Ricky Ponting
1999 Australia Steve Waugh
1996 Sri Lanka Arjuna Ranatunga
1992 Pakistan Imran Khan
1987 Australia Allan Border
1983 India Kapil Dev
1979 West Indies Clive Lloyd
1975 West Indies Clive Lloyd

Interesting Facts On the Cricket World Cup 

  • The ICC men’s ODI World Cup was first played in 1975 in England where West Indies emerged as the winner of the tournament by beating Australia by 17 runs.
  • The first three Cricket World Cups had been held in England. Since 1987, the Cricket World Cup has been hosted by a different country each time on an unofficial rotation basis. The host countries are selected from the 14 ICC member countries.
  • The 1987 Cricket World Cup was the first one held outside England. It was held in India and Pakistan.
  • The very first century in the Cricket World Cup history was scored by English cricketer Dennis Amiss when he scored 137 runs against India in the 1975 World Cup.
  • Indian player Chetan Sharma also known as the World Cup hat-trick man is the first person to clean bowled three batsmen, including Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield of New Zealand in 1987, off consecutive balls.
  • In 1996, Nolan Clarke of the Netherlands became the oldest player (47 years, 257 days) to play in a World Cup.
  • The only team to have won three consecutive Cricket World Cups is Australia having won the World Cups in 1999, 2003, and 2007.
  • England is the only country that has hosted the highest number of World Cup tournaments – 4 times, followed by the Sub-continent – 2 times.
  • The World Cup 2015 had two different opening ceremonies, which makes it distinctive from its other seasons. One took place at Christchurch’s North Hagley Park in New Zealand and the other in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Clive Lloyd of the West Indies and Ricky Ponting of Australia are the only captains to win the trophy twice. Lloyd clinched the cup in 1975 and 1979 while the legendary Australian batsman won in 2003 and 2007.
  • The highest score of World Cups was 433-5 in the India vs Bermuda match in 2007 and the lowest is 36 between Canada and Sri Lanka in 2003.
  • Kepler Wessels is the first player to represent two countries in ODI history. He played for Australia from 1982 to 1985, before representing South Africa in 1991. Despite local outrage, Wessels was controversially named as South Africa’s captain for the 1992 World Cup.
  • India is the only team to win the 60-over Cricket World Cup and the 50-over Cricket World Cup.
  • The coin had to be tossed twice at the 2011 World Cup final. When the coin went up for the first time, match referee Jeff Crowe could not hear the call from Kumar Sangakkara. The coin came down as heads and Sangakkara reckoned he called the right side of the coin and was about to say that his side would bat first. However, MS Dhoni said that he heard a call of ‘tails’ from Sangakkara.