Ind vs Eng: Shardul Thakur’s bat played fiercely … hit wherever he wanted, broke Sehwag’s record

Team India’s all-rounder Shardul Thakur batted explosively in the first innings of the fourth match of the Test series against England. He scored 57 runs in 35 balls in the Test match being played at The Oval. Shardul hit 7 fours and 3 sixes in his innings.

Shardul completed the second half-century of his career in just 31 balls. Shardul has become the second fastest player to score a half-century for India in Test matches. The great all-rounder Kapil Dev is at number one. He scored a fifty in 30 balls against Pakistan in 1982. Shardul has broken the record of former opener Virender Sehwag. In 2008, Sehwag scored a half-century in 32 balls in Chennai.

Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq holds the record for the fastest half-century in Test matches. He scored a half-century in 21 balls against Australia in 2014. When Shardul came out to bat, the score of Team India was 117 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. He shared a 63-run partnership with Umesh Yadav for the 8th wicket. Due to Shardul’s batting, Team India could reach close to the score of 200. His first innings was reduced to 191 runs.

Shardul has been included in the Oval Test in place of Ishant Sharma. He took full advantage of this opportunity and performed amazingly with the bat.

Fastest fifty for India in Tests

30 balls – Kapil Dev vs Pakistan, 1982
31 balls – Shardul Thakur vs England, 2021
32 balls – Virender Sehwag vs England, 2008
33 balls – Kapil Dev vs Pakistan, 1978
33 balls – Kapil Dev vs England, 1982

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