The game of cricket is unique, where a single ball changes the result of the whole match.. Well this thing happens not only with the match but also with the cricketers. In just one or two balls, all of them either reach towards the record or are on the way to end their career. By the way, it is the dream of all the players to perform record-breaking performance for the country.
There are only a few players who make a mark in history by performing well. Although all players try to score a fifty, but there are very few who can score a half-century in their first match. In such a situation, today we will talk about those batsmen who have scored a half-century in their very first match, that too in short balls.
These 4 cricketers have scored half-centuries in fewer balls
4. Roland Butcher (35 balls v Australia, 1980)
It’s 1980 when . England had won the first match of the series and in the second match in Birmingham, Australia won the toss and invited England to bat first. Which turned out to be a nightmare for him.The cricket team of India went to England for a series of 2 ODIs.
England had scored 320 runs in 55 overs (then 60 overs in an ODI match) for the loss of 8 wickets. In this, Graham Gooch scored 108, Joffe Boycott scored 78, Bill Athey 51 and Roland Butcher, playing his first match, scored 52 runs in 38 balls. By the way, the funny thing was that Butcher had scored his fifty in just 35 balls in this match.