England’s star all-rounder Chris Jordan scored the fastest half-century in the history of Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League on Wednesday. Jordan completed 50 runs in just 17 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. Jordan equaled the fourth fastest half-century in BBL history. When Jordan came to the crease, his team was struggling at the score of 47/5.
Chris Jordan played a record innings in the Big Bash League on Wednesday. Playing for Hobart Hurricanes, Chris Jordan scored a half-century with the help of six fours and four sixes in just 17 balls against Perth Scorchers.
In this way, Jordan scored the fastest half-century for Hobart Hurricanes and jointly the fourth fastest half-century in BBL history. Jordan scored 59 runs in 20 balls with the help of six fours and five sixes. When Jordan came to the crease, Hobart’s team was struggling, losing five wickets for 47 runs.
With the help of Jordan’s innings, Hobart Hurricanes scored 172 runs after losing 8 wickets in 20 overs. However, Jordan’s innings were ruined by Jack Crawley (65) and Aaron Hardy (85) and Perth Scorchers won the match by 9 wickets with 23 balls remaining.
The record is registered in the name of Chris Gayle
Let us tell you that in 2016, Chris Gayle had scored a half-century in only 12 balls. Gayle holds the record for scoring the fastest half-century. Daniel Christian and Tom Benton scored half-centuries in 15 and 16 balls respectively in 2020. Apart from Jordan, Ben Cutting (2019) and Nicholas Pooran (2020) have also scored half-centuries in 17 balls. Tim Ludeman, Chris Lynn, and Brendon McCullum have secured the fifth position by scoring half-centuries in 18 balls.
Jordan’s big feat
Chris Jordan made the third-highest score in BBL history at No. 8 or lower. Apart from this, Jordan scored runs with the third-highest strike rate of 295 among the batsmen who scored 50 plus scores. Only Chris Gayle and Daniel Christian have secured the top 2 positions.
Hurricanes’ second consecutive defeat
Hobart Hurricanes suffered their second consecutive defeat. He is ranked seventh in the points table of BBL. At the same time, this is the second win for Perth Scorchers in three matches and they are at the second position in the points table.