ICC World T20: Most Half Centuries Scored by any Batsman
With an outstanding temperament and fully flourished batting style, Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka holds the top slot being the most half centuries maker in the history of ICC World T20.
With an appetite for big scores not even in Test Cricket and One-Day Internationals but also he has shown his mastery in T20 game of Cricket. During 2007-2010 ICC World T20, he has scored five half centuries across the board at a strike rate of 159.6.
Being a specialist batsman of the Sri Lankan team, it is hoped that he will continue to cherish his fans in the forthcoming 2011 ICC World T20. His pairing with Kumara Sangakkara at the crease has done wonders quite a lot of times. Not only are the Sri Lankan cricket fans, his fans around the globe eagerly waiting for his magic with the bat at the 2011 ICC World Cup T20 tournament.
ICC World T20: Most Half Centuries World Cup Wise
Half Centuries in general stimulate round of applause and at times a standing ovation from the crowd in case of a nail biter when there is a dire need of runs to win a match. The batsman gets a pat on the back from his partner even an cuddle from his batting partner.
In response to a 50, the batsman usually elevates his bat towards the stand and his team sitting in the pavilion. In case of a close match when batsmen score a half century they show their pleasure by hopping or kissing the bat or their helmet.
Such glimpses have also been seen in ICC World T20. The most frequent of batsmen who show such gestures and postures are Matthew Hayden (Australia), Tilikaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) and Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) who registered the most 50s in 2007, 2009 and 2010 ICC World T20 tournaments respectively
|Player||Country||Matches||Strike Rate||No of 50s||ICC World T20|
|Tilikaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||7||144.76||3||2009|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||6||159.78||2||2010|
Most Half Centuries at ICC World T20: Nation Wise
Scoring a half century in a cricket match by a batsman gives a sound standing to his team. During 2007-2010 ICC World T20, quite a number of batsmen from different nations have scored half centuries.