JLT One-Day Cup: Teenager Max Bryant hits fastest fifty for Queensland
Max Bryant hit his way to a fifty in 23 balls for the Bulls last year. © Getty

At the age of 19, Queensland opener Max Bryant has become his state s fastest one-day half-centurion. The teenager hit his way to a fifty in 23 balls, eventually out for 71 from 31 with 68 runs coming in boundaries courtesy six sixes and eight fours during Queensland s JLT One-Day Cup fixture versus South Australia at Hurtsville Oval.

Bryant, who was part of the Australia Under-19 team that reached the final of the junior World Cup in January, thus equalled the fourth-fastest fifty in the One-Day Cup s history.

The fastest is 19 balls, scored by Glenn Maxwell against Tasmania in the 2011-12 season. The next best is 21 balls, managed by the late Australia batsman David Hookes for South Australia in 1990-91, followed by Jake Lehmann and Tom Cooper (22 balls) in 2017-18 and Dan Christian (23 balls) in 2010-11.

Set a target of 281 to beat South Australia, Queensland were hurried to 106 before Bryant was dismissed by the legspin of Adam Zampa in the 11th over.

This is Bryant s ninth List A game. He won a contract with Queensland last year after representing the Cricket Australia XI in the One-Day Cup, where he made 168 runs in six innings. In the current competition he has scored 45, 36 and 71.