New Zealand captain Sophie Devine leads the list for the fastest fifty in women’s T20 internationals.
The swashbuckling Kiwi batter smashed fifty off just 18 balls against the Indian women’s cricket team in Bangalore in 2015.
During the first T20I of New Zealand’s tour of India, the visitors bundled out the Women in Blue for 125 in 19.5 overs.
In response, New Zealand rode on Devine’s blitzkrieg 70-run knock off just 22 balls to chase down the target in 12.3 overs and secure a commanding eight-wicket victory.
Pakistan cricketer Nida Dar features second on the list for the fastest fifty in women’s T20 internationals.
The Pakistan middle-order batter scored a 20-ball fifty against South Africa in Benoni in 2019.
Dar’s 75 off just 37 balls and Aliya Riaz’s unbeaten 35 off 17 balls powered Pakistan to 172/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
Chasing a target of 173, Lizelle Lee pummelled 60 off just 31 balls to help South Africa chase down the target with four wickets in hand.
Australia’s Alyssa Healy and Sophie Devine have recorded 21-ball fifties in women’s T20Is.
While Healy scored fifty off just 21 balls against Ireland during a group encounter in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup encounter in 2018, New Zealand opening batter Devine clobbered 21-ball 50 against the same opposition in the T20 World Cup six days later.
West Indies batter Deandra Dottin, New Zealand’s Rachel Priest and Nayan Anil of Oman have registered 22-ball half-centuries in women’s T20Is.
Among Indians, Smriti Mandhana holds the record for the fastest fifty in women’s T20 internationals. The southpaw smashed a fifty off just 23 balls against England during their semi-final clash at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.
Mandhana was later dismissed 61 off 32 balls. Her impressive knock was laced with eight fours and three sixes.
Fastest fifty in women’s T20 internationals
|Sophie Devine (New Zealand)||18||India||Bangalore||11 July 2015|
|Nida Dar (Pakistan)||20||South Africa||Benoni||22 May 2019|
|Alyssa Healy (Australia)||21||Ireland||Providence||11 November 2018|
|Sophie Devine (New Zealand)||21||Ireland||Providence||17 November 2018|
|Deandra Dottin (West Indies)||22||Australia||Taunton||14 June 2009|
|Rachel Priest (New Zealand)||22||India||Bangalore||13 June 2015|
|Nayan Anil (Oman)||22||Saudi Arabia||Al Amerat||21 March 2022|
|Amantle Mokgotlhe (Botswana)||23||Mozambique||Gaborone||10 September 2021|
|Smriti Mandhana (India)||23||England||Birmingham||6 August 2022|
|Nikki Symmons (Ireland)||24||Netherlands||Potchefstroom||10 October 2010|
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