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Most Fifties in ODI World Cup History

Sachin Tendulkar has scored most fifties 15 in World Cup history. At the World Cup, every batsman desires to score a century in every single match. Only a few of them stand lucky to fulfil this desire while the rest of them struggle to do so. So sometimes the importance of fifty exceeds the importance of a century. But in the end, all matters are the quality of score as compared to quanity. 

What I mean is that the batter who scores the one run that any team needs to win the match has more of an impact than any other batter. But we can not deny the importance of fifties or centuries in winning the match. Sometimes 50 runs of any batter helps in winning the match while sometimes 100 plus runs. 

Hence, the conclusion is that every single run matters in winning the match for every team. It is totally a team effort collectively to win the match rather than a single batters fifty or century.

How many fifty or more runs has a batter scored in World Cup history? We will see in this article.

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Most Half Centuries in ODI World Cup

BatsmanTeamWorld CupMatches50
Sachin TendulkarIndia1992-1996-1999-2003-2007-20114515
Shakib Al HasanBangladesh2007-2011-2015-20192910
Jacque KallisSouth Africa1996-1999-2003-2007-2011369
Herschelle GibbsSouth Africa1999-2003-2007258
Martin CroweNew Zealand1983-1997-1992218
Adam GilchristAustralia1999-2003-2007318
Graham GoochEngland1979-1987-1992218
Javed MiandadPakistan1983-1987-1992338
Steve SmithAustralia2015-2019248
M AzharuddinIndia1987-1992-1996-1999308
Michael ClarkeAustralia2007-2011-2015258
S TikoloKenya1996-1999-2011288
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Sachin Tendulkar | 15

Sachin Tendulkar has scored 15 fifties in World Cup history. He has the highest number of centuries in ODI cricket World Cup. Overall, Sachin has made a much bigger impact on Indian cricket than expected. He provided a strong pillar to Indian cricket from 1989 to 2011. Therefore, he is known as the God of cricket in India. Now, we will look at his individual half centuries in World Cup history. 

In the World Cup of 2003, Sachin scored six fifties, while Sachin Tendulkar failed to score any fifty in the World Cup of 1999.

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Sachin Tendulkar Fifties in ODI World Cup

Shakib Al Hasan | 10

All of you would be surprised to know that Shakib Al Hasan has scored most fifties after Sachin Tendulkar in the World Cup. Yes, he is a talented batsman for Bangladesh for many years. He single handedly helped his team Bangldesh winning many matches. Not only is he a good batsmen, but also a well established bowler. Here are the century stats of Shakib Al Hasan in the World Cup.

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Shakib Al Hasan Fifties in ODI World Cup

Jacques Kallis | 09

Jacques Kallis was a well established all rounder from South Africa. He has been an importan part of South Africa’s World Cup journey in several events. Moreover, he has 09 fifties in his WC career. 

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Jacques Kallis Fifties in ODI World Cup

Herschelle Gibbs | 08

Herschelle Gibbs is most famous for his 06 sixes on 06 balls record in World Cup history. Overall, he has 08 fifites to his name in ODI World Cup career. He played 03 World Cups for South Africa, starting from 1999 and ending in 2007. 

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Herschelle Gibbs Fifties in ODI World Cup

Martin Crowe | 08

Martin Crowe ranked at number 04 postion on the list of most fifties in World Cup career. Overall, he has scored 8 fifties in his WC career. World Cup 1987, World Cup 1992 were the most successful events for Martin as a batsman. In these World Cups, he scored seven hald centuries. Here are the centuries stats of Martin Crowe WC’s career.

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Kumar Sangakara Fifties in ODI World Cup

Adam Gilchrist | 08

Adam Gilchrist is one of the most dangerous opening batters in world cricket. His pair with Matthew Hayden is the most destructive pair in cricket history.
He has scored 08 fifties in his World Cup career. He holds the record for most fifties by any Australian batter in a World Cup. World Cup 2003 was the most successful WC for Gilchrist because he scored 04 of his WC career fifties in that World Cup. Moreover, he scored 02 fifties in the 1999 and 2007 cricket World Cups.

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Ricky Ponting Fifties in ODI World Cup

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Graham Gooch | 08

Former english legend Graham Gooch has scored eight half centuries in ODI world cup. He appeared in three world cup for England. He played his first ODI World Cup in 1979 and scored two fifties but could not appear in 1983. In 1987 he made a comeback in the 1987 ODI world cup and scored three fifties.

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Garaham Gooch Fifties in ODI World Cup

Javed Miandad | 08

Javed Miandad holds the record for scoring most fifties in the ODI World Cup for Pakistan. He is also leading runs scored for Pakistan in the ODI World Cup. He scored eight fifties in three ODI World Cups from 1983 to 1992.
Most of his half-centuries (5) were scored in 1992, which helped Pakistan win their only ODI World Cup trophy. In 1983 and 1987, he succeeded in scoring three fifties.

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Javed Miandad Fifties in ODI World Cup

M Azharuddin | 08

Azharuddin is the second key performer for India in the ODI World Cups. He played many match-winning innings for the Bhartiya team. He has played in four ODI World Cups and scored eight fifties. Azharuddin was captain of the Indian team in 1992,1996 and 1999 ODI World Cups.

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M Azharuddin Fifties in ODI World Cup

Steve Smith | 08

In the 2019 ODI WC, Steve Smith equals the record of most fifties for Australia. Previously, Michael Clark and Adam Gilchrist were the leading fifty scorers for Kangaroos.
Steve Smith scored eight fifties in one international World Cup, four in 2015 and four in 2019.

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Steve Smith Fifties in ODI World Cup

Most 50+ Runs in ODI World Cup

Sachin Tendulkar has scored most 50+ runs in the ODI World Cup. He crossed fifty runs milestone 21 times and six times, he succeeded in turning it into a century. Sri Lankan Left hand sensation and Banglali Skipper Shakibulhassan is on the second spot with twelve 50+ runs in World Cup history.

BatterTeamWorld Cup Matches50+ Runs
Sachin TendulkarIndia4521
Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka3712
Shakib Al HasanBangladesh2912
Ricky PontingAustralia4611
AB de VilliersSouth Africa2310
H GibbsSouth Africa2510
Jacques KallisSouth Africa3610
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