India hasn’t had many players who have been aggressive enough in Test cricket especially in the last few years and it is something that can turn around a game very quickly. Those players who can hit some quick fifties will be a great addition to the test side especially when the team is under pressure and it can make a big impact in the innings.
The IPL era has been producing a lot of players for the limited-overs side who can score quick runs in white-ball format but it might not be the same case with the test format. With a note on that, here are the five fastest fifties by an Indian player in Test cricket.
5 Fastest 50s By An Indian Player In Test Cricket:
Kapil Dev is one of the best all-rounders India has ever had in the game and he has scored numerous half-centuries down the order for India which has come at a very good strike rate. Kapil Dev managed to hit a 33 ball fifty against England in 1982 in the first Test at Lord’s which is the fourth equivalent-fastest 50 by an Indian player in Test cricket.
It was in the second innings when India followed on and Kapil ended up with 89 off 55 balls at a strike rate of 161. He hit 13 fours and three sixes in the innings despite England going on to win the test by 7 wickets.