T20 cricket needs a batter to accelerate his batting. That is why fans love this format because they often see batters hitting sixes and boundaries more than in other formats. In this fast-moving format, batters tend to take more risks to add more runs for their team. That is the reason some of the fastest knocks are played in T20 cricket.
In this article, we will also cover the records related to the fastest half-century. Bangladesh has certainly moved well since their inception in the game. They have now become one of the team, who can upset anyone on any given day. Bangladesh has also beaten many big teams, especially in the T20 format. That is because they are a batting heavy side. So let’s check the fastest fifty by Bangladesh in T20Is.
List of Fastest 50 in T20 by Bangladesh
|Litton Das||18||83 (41)||Ireland||Chattogram||29/03/2023|
|Mohammad Ashraful||20||61 (27)||West Indies||Johannesburg||13/09/2007|
|Litton Das||21||60 (27)||India||Adelaide||02/11/2022|
|Afif Hossain||24||52 (26)||Zimbabwe||Mirpur||13/09/2019|
|Mushfiqur Rahim||24||72* (35)||Sri Lanka||Colombo (RPS)||10/04/2018|
|Litton Das||24||61 (32)||West Indies||Lauderhill||05/08/2018|
|Soumya Sarka||25||51 (27)||New Zealand||Napier||30/04/2021|
|Litton Das||26||60 (34)||West Indies||Mirpur||20/12/2018|
|Mahmudullah||27||50 (28)||PNG||Al Amerat||21/10/2018|
6. Litton Das (24 balls) vs West Indies in 2018
The third joint fastest half century for Bangladesh came against the West Indies in 2018. It was the third game of the three-match series in Lauderhill. Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. They got off to a flying start with a 24-ball fifty from Litton Das, who made 61 off 32 balls with six fours and three sixes. Bangladesh made 184/5 in their first innings. In reply, West Indies reached only 135/7 and lost the game by 19 runs.
5. Mushfiqur Rahim (24 balls) vs Sri Lanka in 2018
Veteran wicket-keeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim has always been an integral part of Bangladesh in all three formats. He has also hit a 24-ball fifty for his team in T20 internationals. It came against Sri Lanka in 2018 at Colombo Stadium. Batting first, Sri Lanka made 214/6 in their 20 overs, which was a really big target. It took an incredible effort to chase down that target. And that is what happened next. Bangladesh chased down the target in 19.4 overs and made 215/5 to win. The match-winning inning came from the bat of Mushfiqur, who scored 72* off 35 balls, with five fours and four sixes.
4. Afif Hossain (24 balls) vs Zimbabwe in 2019
Another Bangladeshi player with a 24-ball fifty is Afif Hossain. He hit the joint fourth fastest T20I fifty for his country against Zimbabwe in September 2019 at Mirpur. Batting first, Zimbabwe made 144/5 in their 20 overs, which was a below-par target on the pitch. In reply, Bangladesh also struggled and lost their six wickets for just 60 runs in 9.3 overs. But then came a 24-ball fifty from Hossain, who turned the game in Bangladesh’s favor. He made 52 off 26, with eight fours and one six. Bangladesh made 148/7 in 17.4 overs and won the game.
3. Litton Das (21 balls) vs India in 2022
The third fastest fifty for Bangladesh is registered under the name of Litton Das, which came against India. It came in the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval. Batting first, India made a good score of 184/6 in their 20 overs. Bangladesh needed a good start to chase the huge target, and that is how Litton batted. He smashed a 21-ball fifty and made 60 off 27 balls, including seven fours and three sixes. Although Bangladesh fell short by five runs, Das was certainly the man to watch out for.
2. Mohammad Ashraful (20 balls) vs West Indies in 2007
The second fastest T20I fifty for Bangladesh came in the inaugural t20 World Cup in 2007 in South Africa. It came against the West Indies at Johannesburg. The Caribbean team posted a big total of 164/8 in their 20 overs, and it looked good to defend it. Chasing the target, Bangladesh lost their first two wickets for just 28 runs in 4 overs. But after that, skipper Mohammad Ashraful played brilliantly and hit a 20-ball fifty. He made 61 off 27 balls, with seven fours and three sixes. Bangladesh made 165/4 in 18 overs and won the game.
1. Litton Das (18 Balls) vs West Indies in 2023
Litton Das scored the fastest fifty for Bangladesh in T20 on 29th March against Ireland. He scored 83 runs in just 41 balls with 10 fours and 4 sixes.