Indian Premier League! is one of the best and most Incredible cricket leagues all around the world. One thing that IPL has given to T20 Cricket is destructive and aggressive batting. Sometimes a cameo from a batter can change the complexion of the game. In no time, the game tilts towards the batting team and sucks all the energy away from the bowling team. The names in the list of Fastest Fifty are completely unpredictable and shocking. So we will look into such a blitz which has been converted into the fifties. Let’s look at the top 10 fastest fifties in IPL.
Top 10 Fastest Fifties in IPL
10. Kieron Pollard
This big man from the West Indies, Kieron Pollard scored a match-winning half-century against CSK in just 17 balls. With those 17 balls, he ranks himself at 8th place in the list of fastest IPL half-centuries. Pollard snatched victory for MI from the jaws of defeat. Though the Delhi pitch was in the batter’s favor, extracting this win was still a humongous task.
9. Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya almost took MI to the win with the 7th fastest 50 of IPL from just 17 balls. The game was at Eden Gardens. Pandya went on to score 91 runs with 9 six and 6 fours. It was a brutal hitting and it seems incredible when you look at the physique of Hardik Pandya. Hardik has been appointed as the captain of the new IPL team Gujarat Titans.
8. Chris Gayle
Chris Gayle tore the bowling of Pune Warriors India in 2013 by scoring a 17 balls half-century at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. This 50 ranks him at the 6th place in the list of fastest IPL half-centuries. He went on to score a magnificent 175 run innings from just 66 balls. Just look at the numbers; 13 fours and 17 towering sixes. Amazing, isn’t it?
7. Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan scored a dazzling 16 ball fifty against SRH at Zayed Cricket Stadium in 2021. This is the 5th quickest fifty in the IPL history. It was not a typical Ishan inning as it consisted of more fours than sixes. Ishant scored a total of 11 fours and 4 sixes. He made SRH bowling look helpless.
6. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina scored a 16 ball half-century against Punjab Kings in 2014. Game was at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. This inning is the 4th fastest 50 in the history of IPL. This 84 run inning was decorated by 6 maximums and 12 fours. Sadly, Suresh will not be part of any IPL team for IPL 2022.
5. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine ranks at number 5 in the list of fastest IPL half-centuries. Astounding fact, but it is what it is. This mystery spinner of KKR scored 50 in mere 15 balls. It included 4 sixes and 6 fours. The opposition was Royal Challengers from Bangalore. KKR used Sunil as a wild card and it paid off brilliantly, not only in this match but in many matches in the future.
4. Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan, the veteran Indian all-rounder scored a 15 ball half-century in 2014 at Eden Gardens against SRH. The inning was a typical Yusuf Pathan innings with breath-taking shots and power hitting. He went on to score 72 runs including 7 sixes and 5 fours.
3. KL Rahul
kl Rahul smashed Delhi capitals by scoring a mere 14 ball half-century in 2018 at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. This is the second joint fastest half-century in the history of IPL. He couldn’t continue this beating as he was dismissed at 51. But the innings gave the impetus for Punjab Kings. This might be the quickest half-century in IPL, but many would agree that it was the most beautiful innings as well.
2. Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins hits the second joint fastest fifty in 14 balls vs Mumbai Indians on 6th April, 2022 in IPL season 15. He made a total of 56 runs in 15 balls and clinch the victory from MI hands in no time. In this match, he came at 7th number when the match was in MI side and in few time, KKR won this match.
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
The Young Indian Batter, Yashasvi Jaiswal has hit the fastest fifty in the IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders. He took only 13 balls to score a fifty against Kolkata Knight Riders on 11 May 2024 and ended up scoring 98 off 47 ball including 5 sixes and 12 fours. The opening batter is having a blistering IPL season with the bat and has destroyed every team with his hard hitting from the very first ball. One of his most memorable knock after this innings is his 1st IPL Century against Mumbai Indians.
Top 10 fastest fifties In IPL: Other Notable Entries
Chris Morris and Adam Gilchrist
Chris Morris, the proteas all-rounder scored just 17 balls half-century in the 2016 season. This means he has the 10th fastest IPL fifty. He thrashed Gujarat Lions at his home stadium Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. He went on to score a total of 82 runs aided by 8 sixes and 4 fours.
Adam Gilchrist scored a 17 ball fifty against Delhi Daredevils in 2009 and ranks 9th place in the list of fastest IPL 50s. This left-hand batter and gloveman of Deccan Chargers smashed Delhi bowlers all around the place. The innings included a total of 5 maximums and 10 fours, aggregating to a total of 85 runs. He led Chargers to their maiden IPL title in the same season.
Top 10 fastest fifties In IPL of all time (consolidated table version)
|Balls Faced to reach 50
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