IPL is the most popular franchise T20 league on Earth. Till now 12 times it has been played. IPL was started in 2008 with eight franchises in India. IPL’S most of the matches are high scoring matches, which dictates that IPL’S wickets are batting friendly flat wickets. Throughout the year’s spectators have seen many great innings from their favorite players as well as the fastest half-centuries in IPL. Let’s have a look at the Top 10 Fastest Fifties in IPL History.
1. KL RAHUL (KINGS XI PUNJAB)
KL Rahul has smashed the fastest IPL half century in least balls (14) in 2018 in Mohali against the good bowling line up of DELHI DAREDEVILS. On that day he was looking in good touch from the beginning. He hit 4 sixes & 6 fours to reach the milestone of least balls half-century. He smacked all the good bowlers Trent Boult, Mohammad Shami, Chris Morris all over the park ruthlessly. Eventually, he scored 51 runs in that match. It’s still a record that is yet to be broken.
2. YUSUF PATHAN (Kolkata KNIGHT RIDERS)
Yusuf Pathan has scored second fastest fifty of IPL in 2014 which came up off 15 balls at EDEN GARDENS against SUNRISERS HYDERABAD. From the very first ball, he started hitting the ball out of the ground. He achieved the mark with the help of 7 sixes & 5 fours. He charged every bowler including Dale Steyn, Jason Holder for a boundary. He made 72 runs off 22 balls before getting out by Karn Sharma. This fifty was a record till 2017.
3. SUNIL NARINE (KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS)
Sunil Narine has notched up the joint second-fastest fifty in the history of IPL against ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE IN 2017 at M.Chinnaswamy stadium. His half-century was brought up in 15 balls with the assistance of 4 sixes& 6 fours. This inning has been one of the great innings of IPL from a bowler who has turned into an aggressive opener. He shattered the bowling line of RCB with his merciless batting. In that match, he ended up scoring 54 runs off 17 balls & winning the match for KKR.
4. SURESH RAINA (CHENNAI SUPER KINGS)-TOP 10 FASTEST FIFTIES IN IPL
Suresh Raina has scored 3rd fastest fifty in the history of IPL. He scored the half-century in 16 balls against KINGS XI PUNJAB at WANKHEDE stadium in 2014. He made 87 runs off 25 balls with the help of 12 fours& 6 sixes. Despite his magnificent batting CHENNAI SUPER KINGS lost the match and his gutsy knock went in vain. CHENNAI SUPER KINGS got eliminated from the IPL 2014.
5. CHRIS GAYLE (ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE)
Chris Gayle has hit the half-century against PUNE WARRIORS INDIA in 2013 at M.Chinnaswamy stadium from 17 balls. Chris Gayle one of the finest batsmen of T20 cricket. He is known for his hitting abilities. In that match, Chris Gayle ended up scoring 175 runs off 66
balls, which is the highest score by an individual in the history of IPL. Chris Gayle smashed 17 sixes & 13 fours to set the record for the highest IPL score. RCB made 263 runs which are the highest by any team in IPL.
6. HARDIK PANDYA (MUMBAI INDIANS)
Hardik Pandya scored fifty in 17 balls against KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDES in 2019 at EDEN GARDENS. He was beating every bowler awfully. In that match, he ended up scoring blistering 91 off 34 balls with the help of 9 sixes& 6 fours. Although his outstanding inning couldn’t take MUMBAI INDIANS home, MI lost the match to KKR. Hardik Pandya has been a great asset for INDIA as well as for MUMBAI INDIANS for his deadly batting & medium-pace bowling with variations.
7. ADAM GILCHRIST (DECAN CHARGERS)
Adam Gilchrist hit the fastest fifty of IPL 2009 at Supersport Park in SOUTH AFRICA against DELHI DAREDEVILS. His half-century came up in 17 balls with the help of 5 sixes & 10 fours. It was the greatest ever inning of that time in IPL. Adam Gilchrist was the skipper cum wicketkeeper of the team. He was known for his fearless batting. He ended up scoring 85 runs from 35 deliveries before getting dismissed, Decan Chargers won the match.
8. CHRIS MORRIS (DELHI CAPITALS)
Chris Morris made the fastest fifty of 2016 IPL against GUJRAT LIONS in 2016 at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. His fifty came up in 17 balls. This has been one of the best innings at no 6 in the history of IPL. Eventually, he scored 82 off 32 deliveries with the help of 4 fours & 8 sixes. He won the match for his team. In that match, he took 2 wickets in 4 overs for 35 runs also & awarded the Man of the Match.
9. ISHAN KISHAN (MUMBAI INDIANS)
Ishan Kishan smacked the half-century in 17 balls against KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS in 2018 at EDEN GARDENS. He is one of the best wicket-batsmen in the country. The Bihar born player made 62 runs off 21 balls in that match with the help of 5 fours,6 sixes & 295 strike rate. The youngster showed no mercy to Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran & Kuldeep Yadav who were part of one of the best bowling lineups of IPL 2018. MI won the match by 102 runs.
10. KIERON POLLARD (MUMBAI INDIANS)-TOP 10 FASTEST FIFTIES IN IPL
Kieron Pollard hit the joint-fastest half-century of 2016 IPL against KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS at EDEN GARDENS. He made his fifty in just 17 balls. In that match, the great piece of batting was displayed against one of the best bowling lines up of IPL. Kieron Pollard is one of the best all-rounders in IPL & has helped his team MI to win many matches. He smashed 6 sixes & 2 fours in the match.