Test Cricket is known for the batsman who smashed the balls all over the stadium and then they get their name in the list of fastest half-centuries in Test Cricket. Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan is the one who achieved this in just 21 balls playing against Sri Lanka.

Top Five Fastest Half-Centuries in Test Cricket

Here we will be listing Top five fastest batsmen who scored half-centuries in Test Cricket as if they were playing T20 cricket.

Player Team Balls Against Year
Misbah-ul-Haq Pakistan 21 Australia 2014
David Warner Australia 23 Pakistan 2017
Jacques Kallis South Africa 24 Zimbabwe 2005
Shane Shillingford West Indies 25 New Zealand 2014
Shahid Afridi Pakistan 26 India 2005

Shahid Afridi – In the History of Cricket, Shahid Afridi was one of the best all-rounders. His aggressive batting is being in constant T20 made him help Pakistan to win various matches.

In the year 2005, He scored the fastest half-centuries in the History of Test Cricket. Pakistan tour India in the 3rd Test of the three-match series, shahid scored 58 runs in just 34 balls, getting his half-centuries in just 26 balls, which was the fastest in Test cricket. His innings helped Pakistan beat India and tie the series 1-1.

Shahid Afridi

Shane Shillingford – Shane Shillingford West Indies Player scored the 4th Fastest fifties in Test cricket history against New Zealand in the year 2014.

The Kiwis tour to West Indies and the 2 teams were playing a three-match Test series. Shane Shillingford decided to take things into his hands and he decked up a half-century in just 25 balls with 3 boundaries and 5 sixes. Eventually, his team lost.

Shane Shillingford

Jacques Kallis – Jacques Kallis South African all-rounder is one of the greatest players of all time. He is the third-fastest fifty in Test cricket when Zimbabwe tour South Africa in 2005. He completed his half-centuries in just 24 balls and finished his innings at 54 runs off 25 balls, with five sixes.

Jacques Kallis

David Warner – In 2017, David Warner played a match against Pakistan at SCG and achieved the feat by scoring half-centuries in just 23 balls and in the end won the match.

David Warner

Misbah-ul-Haq – Misbah-ul-Haq is at the top of the five fastest half-centuries in the Test Cricket list. Pakistan played against Australia in a 2-match series and during the 2nd Test; He created a record in that match. Misbah scored the fifties against Australia in just 21 balls. Misbah-ul-Haq scored 3 centuries in 4 innings in that series the Pakistani captain was rewarded with the Man of the Series award.


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