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Fastest 50s for India in Test Cricket

Check out here the fastest test 50s for India. Rishabh Pant currently holds the record for fastest fifty. He scored a 28 ball fifty vs Sri Lanka in 2022.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 26.07.2023
Fastest 50s for India in Test Cricket

Team India is known as one of the strongest Test teams in the 21st century. 

The country has produced many powerful batters in the game as we are here discussing the record for the fastest Test 50s for India.


Common questions and answers related to the fastest Test 50s for India

Q. Who scored the fastest Test half-century for India?

A. Rishabh Pant holds the record for the fastest Test 50 for India. The left-handed batter scored a 28-ball half-century against Sri Lanka during the 2022 Bengaluru Test.


Fastest Test 50s for India (Top 10)


Player

Balls to complete 50 runs

Opposition

Venue

Year

Rishabh Pant

28

Sri Lanka

Bengaluru

2022

Kapil Dev

30

Pakistan

Karachi

1982

Shardul Thakur

31

England

The Oval

2021

Virender Sehwag

32

England

Chennai

2008

Kapil Dev

33

Pakistan

Karachi

1978

Kapil Dev

33

England

Manchester

1982

Harbhajan Singh

33

England

Nottingham

2002

Virender Sehwag

33

West Indies

Gros Islet

2006

Ishan Kishan

33

West Indies

Port of Spain

2023

MS Dhoni

34

Pakistan

Faisalabad

2006

(Updated till 24 July 2023)


Q. Who scored the fastest Test half-century as an Indian opener?

A. Virender Sehwag holds the fastest Test half-century record by an Indian opener. The right-handed opening batter scored a 32-ball fifty against England during the 2008 Chennai Test.


Fastest Test 50s by Indian openers


Player

Balls to complete 50 runs

Opposition

Venue

Year

Virender Sehwag

32

England

Chennai

2008

Virender Sehwag

33

West Indies

Gros Islet

2006

Rohit Sharma

35

West Indies

Port of Spain

2023

(Updated till 24 July 2023)


Q. Who scored the fastest Test half-century as an Indian wicketkeeper-batter?

A. Rishabh Pant holds the fastest Test half-century record by an Indian wicketkeeper-batter. The left-handed wicketkeeper-batter completed his 50 runs in just 28 balls against Sri Lanka during the 2022 Bengaluru Test.


Fastest Test 50s by Indian wicketkeeper-batters


Player

Balls to complete 50 runs

Opposition

Venue

Year

Rishabh Pant

28

Sri Lanka

Bengaluru

2022

Ishan Kishan

33

West Indies

Port of Spain

2023

MS Dhoni

34

Pakistan

Faisalabad

2006

(Updated till 24 July 2023)


Q. Who scored the fastest Test half-century as an Indian captain?

A. Rohit Sharma holds the fastest Test 50 record by an Indian captain. During the 2023 Port of Spain Test against West Indies, Rohit recorded a 35-ball half-century.


Fastest Test 50s by Indian captains

Player

Balls to complete 50 runs

Opposition

Venue

Year

Rohit Sharma

35

West Indies

Port of Spain

2023

(Updated till 24 July 2023)

 

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