Fastest Fifty in IPL (50)
Indian Premier League is one of the best T20 leagues across the globe having a huge and wide fan base. Among the lot, there have been half-centuries (50) and centuries (100) that have changed the course of the game. There are some innings that were slow and didn’t come to help the team apart from helping only the player to set the milestones for himself.
However, there are few quickfire fifties that helped the team to win the game or reduce the margin of loss. Here are the top five quickfire fifties in Indian Premier League:
Here is the list of top 5 fastest fifties in IPL history.
#5 Hardik Pandya (Year 2019)
It was one of the games in the Indian Premier League where the quick-fire innings resulted in a defeat. Mumbai Indians was against Kolkata Knight Riders and Andre Russell’s innings had propelled them to a big total. After losing quick wickets, Hardik Pandya walked into the pitch.
Hardik Pandya scored 91 from 34 balls and brought the team on to the brink of victory. The player had scored a half-century in 17 balls which went in a losing cause.
His fifty comes at number fifth in this fastest fifties list.
#4 Suresh Raina (Year 2014)
Well known as Mr.IPL, Suresh Raina owns multiple records in the shortest format of the game. The southpaw scored one of the fastest half-centuries against Kings XI Punjab. Punjab had given a daunting target to chase.
Due to Virender Sehwag’s century innings, KXIP posted 226 on the board. In the must-win game, Suresh Raina scored a half-century in just 16 deliveries, raising the hopes of CSK. However, CSK lost the game and KXIP reached the finals.
Suresh Raina fifty comes at number fourth in this fastest fifties list.
#3 Yusuf Pathan (Year 2014)
Yusuf Pathan’s blitzkrieg innings came against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens. SRH put up a score of 160 on the board which was tricky on Eden Gardens pitch. Chasing 161, Yusuf Pathan came at No.4. Against the solid bowling line-up of Sunrisers, Yusuf Pathan scored at a strike rate of 328.
His 72 runs of 22 balls with the help of 12 boundaries. The innings came in a winning cause which had 5 fours and seven maximums.
Yusuf Pathan fifty comes at number third in this fastest fifties list.
#2 Sunil Narine (Year 2017)
The West Indian batsmen have promoted up the order by KKR captain, Gautam Gambhir while chasing a tricky total at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. RCB was struggling that season and it was a do or die game for RCB. However, Sunil Narine scored at the top of the order, knocking Royal Challengers out of proposition in the tournament.
KKR chased down the target with 29 balls to spare at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Sunil Narine holds the record of the second-fastest fifty in IPL with15 balls.
Sunil Narine fifty comes at number second in this fastest fifties list.
#1 KL Rahul (Year 2018)
After Royal Challengers had released the player to the auction pool, KL Rahul was bought for a fee of 11.5 crores from Kings XI Punjab. RCB didn’t go for a Right to Match option which resulted Kings XI laying hands on the talented player.
It was the first game of the 2018 season and KL Rahul showed his shots array. He clubbed six fours and four sixes on his way to the fastest fifty in the cash-rich league. With the blitzkrieg innings, KL Rahul set the chase on a perfect platform and was adjudged man of the match.