Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis made a big record by playing a smoky innings in the match against Sri Lanka. Marcus Stoinis has now become the fastest batsman to score a half-century for Australia in T20 Internationals.
Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in the 19th match of the T20 World Cup. Playing first, Sri Lanka scored 157/6 in the stipulated 20 overs. In reply Australia achieved the target in 16.3 overs. Marcus Stoinis contributed a lot to this victory for the Kangaroo team. He played a terrific innings. He played an unbeaten innings of 59 runs in 18 balls. This included 4 fours and 6 sixes. This was the reason that Australia achieved the target in the 17th over itself. Stoinis was adjudged player of the match.
Marcus Stoinis made a record by hitting a half-century in 17 balls
Marcus Stoinis played a brilliant inning as soon as he came to the crease and scored a half-century in just 17 balls and with this he became the fastest batsman to score a T20 International half-century for Australia. He broke the record of David Warner and Glenn Maxwell in this matter. In 2010, Warner scored a half-century in 18 balls against the West Indies. Whereas Glenn Maxwell scored a half-century in just 18 balls against Pakistan in Mirpur in 2014. Apart from this, Maxwell scored a half-century against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 18 balls. However, Marcus Stoinis has now overtaken them.
If we talk about the fastest half-century in the T20 World Cup, then this record is in the name of Yuvraj Singh. In the first T20 World Cup played in 2007, he made a half-century in just 12 balls. This was the same match in which he had hit six sixes in an over.