3 Australians who scored more than 50 fifties in ODIs

Australia are the most successful team in the history of the ICC ODI World Cup events as they have won five titles and decorated their trophy cabinet. Australian cricket has witnessed plenty of quality batters making an impact in One-Day Internationals.

The likes of Matthew Hayden, Adam Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith, Mark Waugh, Michael Clarke, Michael Bevan, Michael Hussey and others made a name for themselves in the 50-over format.

Scoring a half-century is every batsman’s short-term goal and to get to that milestone, one has to work literally hard. From a batsman’s point of view, it is all-important to build confidence and flow.

Now, in this article, we will take a look at the three Australian players who scored more than 50 half-centuries in the history of One-Day Internationals.

1. Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting is widely recognized as one of the greatest batters of all time. The two-time ODI World Cup-winning captain anchored the innings ever so well during the playing days of his cricketing career.

The former Australian skipper was clearly above every other Australian in terms of scoring the most centuries and fifties in international cricket. Ricky Ponting has smashed 82 fifties to his name during his playing days.

2. Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke was one of the vital cogs of the Australian cricket team during the heydays of his career. The former Australian captain has often lived up to his reputation as a middle-order batter.

Michael Clarke has played 245 ODIs in his career wherein he scored 7981 runs at an average of 44.58. Overall, he has slammed as many as 58 half-centuries in his career.

3. Adam Gilchrist

Adam Gilchrist was one of the most dangerous opening batters in the world. Besides his on-field batting exploits, he was also best known for his wicketkeeping abilities.

Adam Gilchrist scored 9595 runs in his cricketing journey at an average of 35.93. The former wicketkeeper-batsman has smacked as many as 55 half-centuries to his name.

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