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The extended version of the game, Test cricket—checks the temperament of a cricketer in a nutshell. Test must-day format needs to be played with utmost patience, unlike Twenty20 cricket where aggression matters more. Some legends of this traditional form of cricket are Don Bradman, Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar to name a few. In the modern era, batsmen like Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root, Babar Azam and Cheteshwar Pujara are some names who have reached greater heights in Test cricket.
As said, Test format needs to play with more endurance while some cricketers have not taken it seriously. Sometimes we have seen cricketers playing Test cricket like other formats.
Having said that, here, we will be listing below five batsmen who scored the fastest fifties in Test cricket, as if they were playing T20 cricket.
Here are the top five fastest fifties in Test cricket history:
5) Shahid Afridi
Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi has given more than enough contribution in the game, for his country. Counted as one of the best all-rounders, he was aggressive in his approach without concerning the format he is playing. He was a hard-hitting batsman to entertain one and all.
The 45-year-old scored the fifth-fastest fifty in the history of Test cricket against India in 2005. Pakistan toured India to play three-match Test series. India already had a lead in the game and the last game was left to be played. Then Shahid thrashed Team India with his powerful batting.
In the third Test match, the allrounder scored 58 runs off just 34 balls, getting his fifty in just 26 balls, which was the fastest in Test cricket back then by a Pakistani batsman. His innings helped Pakistan to set up a mammoth total which helped the visitors to level the series with 1-1.