Bangalore: Wicketkeper-batter Rishabh Pant on Sunday notched up the fastest Test fifty by Indian. The left-hander brought up his half-century off just 28 balls in India's second innings against Sri Lanka on the second day of the second Test.
The 24-year-old broke Kapil Dev's record (off 30 balls) scored against Pakistan at Karachi in 1982. He smashed seven fours and two fours in his record knock. Pant eventually fell for a 31-ball 50.
Pant's knock was also the second fastest Test fifty on Indian soil. Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi holds the record for smashing a 26-ball fifty in the 2005 Bengaluru Test.
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has the record for the fastest ever Test fifty, which he scored off 21 balls against Australia at Abu Dhabi in 2014.