Melbourne Stars all-rounder Tess Flintoff hit the fastest half-century in Women’s Big Bash League history in a 22-run victory.

Tess Flintoff : Fastest half-century | Stats | Height

In January 2022, Flintoff was named in Australia’s A squad for their series against England A, with the matches being played alongside the Women’s Ashes.

Tess Flintoff : Fastest half-century | Stats | Height

During the 2022-23 Women’s Big Bash League, she hit a 16-ball fifty against Adelaide Strikers.

It is the fastest fifty in Women’s Big Bash League and the second-fastest recorded fifty Women’s Twenty20 cricket after Marie Kelly’s 15-ball fifty earlier in the same year.

Her team Melbourne Stars scored 186/5 then, which is their highest total in Women’s BBL.

Tess Flintoff Fastest half-century 

Teenager Tess Flintoff has smashed the fastest fifty in Women’s Big Bash League history with a 16-ball effort for Melbourne Stars against Adelaide Strikers.

The 19-year-old beat the previous record of 22 balls, which had been set by fellow Australian Ashleigh Gardner and South Africa’s Lizelle Lee during the 2017-18 competition.

Flintoff’s innings is believed to be the second-fastest recorded fifty in women’s T20 cricket, after Marie Kelly’s 15-ball half-century for Warwickshire against Gloucestershire in May of this year.

Flintoff finished unbeaten on 51 from 16 deliveries against Strikers, after England pair Lauren Winfield-Hill (47 off 49) and Alice Capsey (49 from 31) had starred in a team total of 186-5.

Strikers made only 164-8 in reply with Flintoff adding to her special day by taking a wicket and a catch and fellow teenager Capsey dismissing Bridget Patterson for 41.

Tess Flintoff stats

An all-rounder, she bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium pace. In 2015, Flintoff was named in Cricket Australia’s under-15 Talent Squad and in 2020 she was selected to play for Australia’s under-19 team for a planned tour to South Africa.

Tess Flintoff : Fastest half-century | Stats | Height

Career statistics
Competition WLA            WT20       
Matches 16 27
Runs scored 56 84
Batting average 11.20 21.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 22 34*
Balls bowled 241 309
Wickets 4 13
Bowling average 48.75 31.38
  5 wickets in innings      0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 2/31 3/13
Catches/stumpings 3/– 2/–

Flintoff broke the previous mark of 22 balls by smashing a six off the final ball of the innings to push the Stars to 5-186 at North Sydney Oval.

The 19-year-old’s blistering knock consisted of six fours and three sixes.

Flintoff had not been required to bat in the Stars’ past three matches, but her most recent innings was an unbeaten 40 against Perth on October 20.

Height 

Tess flintoff’s height is 5 feet 2 inches and her weight is 55 kg.

By Rishabh

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