Fastest Fifties In IPL
IPL is the most popular franchise T20 league on Earth. Till now 15 times it has been played. IPL was started in 2008 with eight franchises in India. In IPL most of the matches are high-scoring, which dictates that IPL’S wickets are batting-friendly flat wickets. Throughout the years 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.
Fastest Fifty In IPL By KL RAHUL (Kings XI Punjab)
KL Rahul smashed the fastest fifty in IPL in the least balls (14) in 2018 in Mohali against the good bowling lineup 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, and 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.
Pat Cummins (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Australian all-rounder Pat Cummins equaled KL Rahul’s fastest 50 in IPL record in 2022 when he whacked 50 in 14 balls against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indian’s Daniel Sams conceded 35 runs in the 16th over of the game, getting bashed by Cummins for four 6s & two fours. Cummins’s miraculous and gutsy knock of 56* off 15 helped KKR to chase down the 162 runs target in just 16 overs.
YUSUF PATHAN (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Yusuf Pathan scored the second-fastest fifty in 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 and charged every bowler including Dale Steyn and Jason Holder for boundaries. The trailblazer made 72 runs off 22 balls before getting out by Karn Sharma. This fifty was the quickest till 2017.
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 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.
SURESH RAINA (Chennai Super Kings)
Suresh Raina gets 3rd place in terms of getting the fastest fifty in the history of IPL. He scored a half-century in 16 balls against KINGS XI PUNJAB at WANKHEDE stadium in 2014. The southpaw 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, leading CHENNAI SUPER KINGS’ elimination from the IPL 2014.
Ishan Kishan (Mumbai Indians)
Ishan Kishan blasted against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the group stage match of the 2021 IPL in Abu Dhabi. The southpaw began hitting the bowlers right from the start which helped him to score a 16-ball half-century. Kishan amassed 84 runs off 32 balls before being the victim of young sensation Umran Mallik. Despite winning the match by 42 runs MI couldn’t qualify for the playoffs as they had to win the match with a margin of more than 150 runs.
CHRIS GAYLE (Royal Challengers Bangalore)
Chris Gayle finds himself in 4th place in scoring the fastest fifty in IPL, hitting the half-century against PUNE WARRIORS INDIA in 2013 at M Chinnaswamy stadium in 17 balls. Chris Gayle is one of the finest batsmen in T20 cricket. He was known for his hitting abilities. In that match, Gayle ended up scoring 175 runs off 66 balls, which is the highest score by an individual in the history of IPL. The veteran smashed 17 sixes & 13 fours to set the record for the highest IPL score of 263 runs for RCB.
HARDIK PANDYA (Mumbai Indians)
Hardik Pandya creamed fifty in 17 balls against KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDES in 2019 at EDEN GARDENS. He was beating every bowler awfully. In that match, Pandya ended up scoring a blistering 91 off 34 balls with the presence 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.
KIERON POLLARD (Mumbai Indians) 7th In List of Fastest Fifties In IPL
Kieron Pollard hit the 4th joint-fastest half-century in IPL against Chennai Super Kings at Arun Jaitley Stadium in 2021. He made his fifty in just 17 balls. In that match, a great piece of batting was displayed against one of the best bowling lines up of the IPL. Kieron Pollard is one of the best all-rounders in IPL & helped MI to win many matches. the Caribbean beast smashed 8 sixes & 6 fours in the match and took his team home.
ADAM GILCHRIST (Deccan 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 which comprised 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. The Aussie stalwart was known for his fearless batting. He finished scoring 85 runs from 35 deliveries before getting dismissed, and Decan Chargers had a thumping victory.
CHRIS MORRIS (Delhi Capitals)
Chris Morris made the fastest fifty of the 2016 IPL against GUJRAT LIONS 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, Morris amassed 82 off 32 deliveries with the aid of 4 fours & 8 sixes. He won the match for his team. In that same match, the South African all-rounder took 2 wickets in 4 overs for 35 runs & bagged the Man of the Match.
List of Fastest 50 in IPL
|Suresh Raina||16||KXIP (PKBS)||2014|
KL Rahul has scored the fastest fifty in IPL history (14 balls).
Ishan Kishan has hit the fastest 50 in IPL 2021, in just 16 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Nicholas Pooran scored the fastest 50 in IPL 2020 in just 17 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Pat Cummins smacked the fastest 50 in IPL 2022 in 14 balls.
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