World Cup 2015: Kevin O’Brien slams fastest half-century for Ireland


Ireland’s swashbuckling batsman Kevin O’Brien on Wednesday completed his half-century against United Arab Emirates (UAE) off just 24 balls.  Kevin O’Brien’s innings of 25-ball 50 is the fastest half-century by an Ireland cricketer in their World Cup history.

Kevin O’Brien came out to bat at No. 7 position and played aggressive strokes right from the first ball. O’Brien’s quickfire innings helped Ireland maintain a good rate in their chase of 279 for win in the ICC World Cup 2015 match at The Gabba.

It was O’Brien’s aggressive stroke play that helped Ireland to cross the mark against United Arab Emirates (UAE). O’Brien is a very clean hitter of the cricket ball and he has the capability of clearing the ground at will.

O’Brien also holds the record for the fastest hundred in the ICC Cricket World Cup history. His century from 50 balls in Bangalore was the fastest-ever in World Cup.