New Zealand‘s Captain Brendon McCullum recorded the fastest-ever World Cup fifty, by reaching the landmark against England in just 18 balls. McCullum beat his own World Cup record, having made a fifty off 20 balls against Canada in the 2007 World Cup in West Indies.
This fifty is now the third fastest in all one-day internationals. The record holders in fastest fifty are
- South Africa‘s AB de Villiers – 16 balls
- Sri Lanka‘s Sanath Jayasuriya – 17 balls
Some Fun facts about Cricket
- The only law of Cricket that has not had any changes or modifications is the length of the pitch.
- Sir Don Bradman hit a total of 6 sixes in his entire career.
- Only four test series have ended 0-0 with all five matches being drawn. Out of the four, India was involved in three of them.
- The longest cricket match in history was played in 1939 between England and South Africa. The match lasted for 14 days and finally ended in a tie.
- In the entire history of recorded Cricket, only four players have played on all batting positions. They are Lance Klusener, Abdur Razzaq, Shoaib Malik and Hashan Tillakaratne.