Stephan Myburgh was eventually dismissed for 63 from 23 balls © Getty Images (File photo)
Stephan Myburgh was eventually dismissed for 63 from 23 balls © Getty Images (File photo)

 

Mar 21, 2014

 

Netherlands opening batsman Stephan Myburgh has entered the record books scoring the second fastest fifty in T20s and international cricket. Myburgh went ballistic against Ireland in the final match of the Group B Round One encounter of the ICC World t20 2014. Myburgh came close to Yuvraj’s record of 12-ball fifty when he was on 44 from the same number of deliveries.

 

Chasing 190 in 14.1 overs to qualify for the main draw of the T20 World Cup, Myburgh and Peter Borren let themselves loose. In the second over of the match, spinner Andy McBrine was smashed for four sixes with Myburgh clobbering three of those. The six-hitting spree continued with Myburgh smashing three more sixes in the fourth over Alex Cussack.

 

Myburgh raced up to 48 in 15 ball and got to his fifty in the fifth over of the match. He was eventually dismissed for 63 in just 23 balls which included four boundaries and seven sixes.

 

Batsman Team Opposition Balls faced Year
Yuvraj Singh India England 12 2007
Stephan Myburgh Netherlands Ireland 17 2014
Paul Stirling Ireland Afghanistan 17 2012
David Warner Australia West Indies 18 2010
David Warner Australia South Africa 19 2009
Gautam Gambhir India Sri lanka 19 2009
Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh West Indies 20 2007
Yuvraj Singh India Australia 20 2007
Yuvraj Singh India Sri Lanka 20 2009