Former Proteas batsman JP Duminy struck a record-fast half-century for the Barbados Trident’s in this week’s victory over the Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.
Duminy reached 50 from a mere 15 balls at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, beating the record set by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots opener Evin Lewis against the Jamaica Tallawahs in Basseterre earlier this month. Lewis’ had collected 50 from 17.
The hard-hitting Duminy eventually finished with 65 from 20 deliveries, after lacing four fours and seven sixes across the Barbados venue.
He later took a marvelous catch at long-off to dismiss the dangerous Colin Munro – and dismissed tail-enders Ali Khan and Khary Pierre with characteristically deceptive off-spin.
The 35-year-old Duminy played 46 Tests, 199 ODIs and 81 T20Is between 2008 and 2019 before retiring from all forms of international cricket after this year’s World Cup.
‘There is a big relief and also an appreciation for an amazing 15 years of international cricket. I’m absolutely blessed to have played with so many great cricketers and special humans over the years,’ he said at the time.
‘It’s been a disappointing tournament, but the last week that we had together was really enjoyable.’
Duminy will play for the Paarl Rocks in the second edition of the Mzansi Super League later this year.
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