Top 5 Slowest fifties in Tests
Updated - Jul 23, 2016 5:14 pm
Top 5 Slowest fifties in Tests: Test cricket brings out the best from every batsman. Everyone knows it is a tough challenge to sustain as a batsman at the Test level. Test cricket sometimes throws some unpredictable and arduous challenges at the batsmen. Not every batsman is able to withstand such challenges, only a handful do. Patience, nerves, determination, and skills are some of the vital attributes which are required to overcome such challenges and some batsmen have them these attributes abundance with them.
Defending the ball is considered tough and defending every ball which comes to you is not only difficult but also back-breaking activity. However, some batsmen have played such snail-paced innings and have crawled through hundreds of deliveries to reach half-centuries.
Here is the list of Top 5 Slowest fifties in Tests:
5. Peter Taylor (Australia) – 235 Balls:
Peter May played for Australia for a brief period of time. Peter May won his teammates respect after he played a crucial innings of 54* in 251 balls. He batted at number seven in that match and his half-century came in 235 balls. However, his efforts could not have any effect on the match as Australian lost by an innings and 188 runs.