World Cup 2019: Hetmyer smashes joint-fastest fifty, crosses 1000 ODI runs

Shimron Hetmyer now holds the record for the third fastest fifty by a West Indian in the history of the quadrennial event.

West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer on Monday hit the joint-fastest fifty of World Cup 2019 when he hammered 50 off 25 balls.   -  reuters

West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer on Monday hit the joint-fastest fifty of World Cup 2019 when he hammered 50 off 25 balls, including four fours and three sixes in a group match against Bangladesh in Taunton.

Hetmyer, though, was out off the very next ball he faced; Mustafizur Rahman snapping him up with a slower ball. Hetmyer also crossed a 1000 ODI runs and now holds the record for the third fastest half-century by a West Indian in the history of the quadrennial event.

Earlier in the tournament, Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey had whacked the fastest fifty in this edition — also the quickest by an Australian in World Cup — against India. Carey struck an unbeaten 55, studded with five fours and a maximum.