T20 World Cup: Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah slams the fastest fifty in T20 World Cup 2021

Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad on Thursday slammed the fastest fifty of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 edition. Mahmudullah smashed a 27-ball 50, including 3 fours and 3 sixes against Papua New Guinea in their final Group B fixture here at Al Ameerat. It is Mahmudullah’s sixth T20I fifty. Meanwhile, Bangladesh has posted their highest total in the T20 World Cup – 181/7 and looks certain to advance into the Super 12 round.

Skipper Mahmudullah’s quickfire 28-ball-50 coupled with Shabik Al Hasan’s handy 46 off 37 balls along with Mohammed Saifuddin’s late hitting (19 not out off 6 balls) helped Bangladesh post a daunting total of 181/7 against minnows Papua New Guinea.

The record for the fastest fifty in a T20 World Cup is still held by India’s Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj Singh slammed a 12-ball fifty against England in the inaugural season of the T20 World Cup in 2007.

Netherlands’ Stephen Myburg has hit the second-fastest fifty in a T20 World Cup taking 17 balls to achieve the feat against Ireland in 2014.

With 18-ball fifty against Pakistan, Australia’s Glenn Maxell is at number 03, followed by Bangladesh’s Mohammed Ashraful. Ashraful slammed a 20-ball fifty against India in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Yuvraj Singh is again at number 05 with his 20-ball fifty against Australia in the 2007 World Cup.