Promoted as an opener as in the absence of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green made the spot his own during the 2022 T20I series in India, hitting the third fastest half-century in the shortest format of the game for Australia.
Green, who opened the innings with Aaron Finch for the third consecutive match in the 3rd T20I at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Uppal, on Sunday, raced to fifty off 19 balls, hitting seven boundaries and three sixes.
This is the third fastest half-century for Australia in T20Is behind David Warner and Glenn Maxwell, both of who achieved it off 18 deliveries. In terms of runs, this is the second fastest as Warner struck his fifty off 18 balls and Maxwell did that twice.
Warner scored his half-century against the West Indies in Sydney in February 2010 while Maxwell did it first against Pakistan in Mirpur in 2014 and then repeated it against Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo in 2016.