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Top 7 Fastest Fifty List for Team India in Asia Cup (2000-2023)

Virender Sehwag, the standout as we look at the top 7 fastest ODI fifty list in Asia Cup history for Team India. 

Team India have seen a total of 70 fifty+ scores by their players ever since they started playing Asia Cup in 1984. But how about the fastest fifty by the Indian players in Asia Cup history in the 21st century from 2000 to 2023? Well, let’s find out in this article as we look at the top 7 such fifties.  

Top 7 Fastest Fifty List for Team India in Asia Cup (2000-2023)

#7: Virender Sehwag vs Pakistan – 46 balls

Final Score: 119(95) // 4s: 12 // 6s: 5 // SR: 125.3

At number 7, we have Virender Sehwag with a fifty off 46 balls vs Pakistan from Asia Cup 2008. Sehwag features thrice in the list, and all his blazing knocks have come from the 2008 Asia Cup. While Sehwag scored a fifty off 46 balls, he ultimately ended with a score of 119 off 95 balls with a strike rate of 125.3. 

#6: Ambati Rayudu vs Afghanistan – 43 balls

Final Score: 57(49) // 4s: 4 // 6s: 4 // SR: 116.3

The number 6 sees Ambati Rayudu’s fifty off just 43 balls vs Afghanistan from Asia Cup 2018. It was the innings where Rohit Sharma was rested, and Rayudu opened in place of him. Chasing 252, Rayudu provided an attacking start scoring fifty off just 43 balls with the final score reading 57(49) at a strike rate of 116.3.

#5: Suresh Raina vs Pakistan – 40 balls

Final Score: 84(69) // 4s: 10 // 6s: 3 // SR: 121.7

At number 5, we have Suresh Raina’s attacking 50 against Pakistan from the 2008 Asia Cup. Chasing a solid 300, Sehwag initiated the chase with a stunning 119 runs, but it was Raina, who finished it off with a fifty off just 40 balls. Overall, Raina scored 84 runs off 69 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes. 

#4: Rohit Sharma vs Pakistan – 36 balls

Final Score: 52(39) // 4s: 6 // 6s: 3 // SR: 133.3

At number 4, we have Rohit Sharma’s attacking 50 against Pakistan from the victorious Asia Cup 2018 campaign. Chasing a meagre 162, Rohit and Dhawan started off with a flier, While Dhawan scored 46 off 54 balls, Rohit made an attacking fifty off just 36 balls. Rohit ended his knock on 52 off 39 balls, and India won the match in just 29 overs. 

#3:Suresh Raina vs Bangladesh – 35 balls

Final Score: 51(38) // 4s: 5 // 6s: 2 // SR: 134.2

Number 3 sees a superb fifty by Suresh Raina in Team India’s 2012 Asia Cup campaign vs Bangladesh. Batting first, India were going decent at 173/2 after 36 overs, but needed a push towards the end. Raina provided exactly that while batting at 4 as scored an attacking fifty off just 35 balls, while ending his knock on 51 off 38 balls. Unfortunately, India lost the match.

#2: Virender Sehwag vs Hong Kong – 27 balls

Final Score: 78(44) // 4s: 13 // 6s: 2 // SR: 177.3

At number 2, we witness the night when Sehwag went into beast mode. Batting first against a weaker bowling line-up of Hong Kong, Sehwag got India off to a blazing start scoring a fifty of just 27 balls. Sehwag ended the knock on 78 of 44 balls as his knock and twin centuries by Raina and Dhoni helped India finish on 374/4. 

#1: Virender Sehwag vs Sri Lanka – 26 balls

Final Score: 60(36) // 4s: 12 // 6s: 0 // SR: 166.7

The night of the Asia Cup 2008 final saw Sehwag demolishing the bowling line-up of Sri Lanka before getting demolished by the storm called Ajantha Mendis. Chasing 274, India were off to a flier courtesy of Sehwag, who got to his fifty in just 26 balls. However, as soon as Mendis arrived, Sehwag got out on 60 off 36 balls, while India ended the innings on just 173 runs.  

So, that’s about the fastest fifty in Asia Cup history by Team India players. 

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Adesh Kothari

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