Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock has bagged the document for scoring the quickest half-century in T20I cricket for South Africa. On Friday evening, de Kock performed a superb knock of 22-ball 65 (2 fours and eight sixes) towards England in the second T20I towards England at Kingsmead. The south paw reached the 50-run mark in 17 balls. However, his efforts went in useless because the Proteas misplaced the match by two runs, whereas chasing 205 towards the Three Lions.
AB de Villiers and de Kock earlier held the document for South Africa as they each had scored 50 in 21 balls in totally different video games in 2016.
Overall, the 27-year-outdated finds himself joint sixth in the listing which is led by former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who had scored a 12-ball 50 towards England in the 2007 World T20. Miza Hasan of Australia comes second in the listing after he scored a 13-ball 50 towards Luxembourg in 2019. Colin Munro (14) comes third and is adopted by Faisal Khan (15), Shai Hope (16).
Ireland’s Paul Stirling, Netherlands’ Stephan Myburgh and West Indies’ Chris Gayle are all tied on the sixth spot with De Kock, having scored their respective half-centuries in 17 balls.
de Kock, who’s presently main South Africa in the restricted-overs format, has to date scored 1,114 runs in 40 T20Is with 5 half centuries.