Fastest Fifty in IPL

In the fast-paced Indian Premier League (IPL), things can change drastically in a matter of overs, which makes it very difficult for teams to recover if they fall well behind. A batter may occasionally shift gears incredibly quickly, making it impossible for the opposition to stop the run flow.

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In the 56th match of IPL 2023, youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal broke the previous record when he hit a half-century off 13 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders. On 98 off 47, he finished undefeated with 12 fours and 5 sixes.

Pat Cummins’ record from the 14th game of the 2022 IPL season was surpassed by Jaiswal. While he was a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders, he crushed a 14-ball half-century against the Mumbai Indians (MI). The Test captain of Australia produced some outstanding hitting on the day, finishing undefeated on 56* off just 15 deliveries with four fours and six maximums. He also hit Daniel Sams for a huge 35-run over to conclude the innings in style and give his team the victory with four overs remaining.

In addition, KL Rahul, the opening batsman for the Kings XI Punjab (now the Punjab Kings), made his IPL 2018 debut against the Delhi Daredevils (now the Delhi Capitals) and struck a half-century in 14 balls. Rahul used six fours and four sixes to smash 51 runs off 16 balls in this inning. The Punjab squad won the match by six wickets after chasing down the goal of 167 runs in 18.5 overs. 

Rahul’s innings surpassed a joint record held by Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine for the fastest fifty in the IPL. In an IPL 2014 match, Yusuf Pathan produced one of the most spectacular T20 innings in history as the Kolkata Knight Riders were chasing 161 and had to reach it in 15.2 overs to secure the second position in the points table and two opportunities to advance to the tournament final, which they eventually won, securing their second IPL championship. During his innings, Yusuf hit his 50 runs in just 15 balls and smacked 72 runs off just 22 balls. Thanks to Yusuf’s incredible hitting, KKR reached the total in just 14.2 overs, gaining the second spot in the points leaderboard.

In the 46th IPL 2017 match, KKR was chasing a 159 mark. Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine struck 100 runs between them in just six overs, utterly dismantling the RCB bowling arsenal. In just 15 balls, Narine achieved the then-joint-fastest half-century. In 15.1 overs, KKR easily reached the necessary score and went on to win the match by six wickets.

Detonating In the Indian Premier League (IPL), West Indian batsman Nicholas Pooran is tied for third place with Yusuf and Sunil after scoring the fastest half-century in just 15 deliveries. In the fifteenth match of the 2023 Indian Premier League in Bangalore, the daring batter representing the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) overcame the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to accomplish the accomplishment. When the Challengers batted first, they set a lofty goal for the Super Giants of 213 runs, and Pooran’s innings virtually ended the game for the home team. After Marcus Stoinis was removed from the field at 10.4 overs, Pooran entered the bat at No. 6 and amassed a lethal strike rate of 326.32 by smashing 62 off just 19 runs, including four fours and seven towering maximums. Remarkably, Stoinis also smashed 65 off 30, and because of the pair, LSG managed to chase down the target on the game’s last ball.

Suresh Raina Fastest Fifty in the IPL

Suresh Raina’s outstanding performance in the IPL 2014 qualifier could rank highest if the all-time non-hundred IPL innings of players are compiled. CSK needed to win this match by scoring a massive 227 runs to go to the final. CSK got off to a great start, scoring 100 runs during the powerplay to put KXIP on the defensive. Raina was the only one to score 87 of these 100 runs. His team’s hopes were dashed when he was run out on the opening ball of the seventh over. Raina struck 12 fours and 6 sixes in total, smashing a fifty in just 16 balls. 

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CSK lost the match by a margin of 24 runs despite managing 202/7 in their 20 overs. Ishan Kishan of Mumbai Indians, the most expensive player in the Mega Auction of 2022, also hit a scorching fifty in just sixteen balls in the 2021 edition versus Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi. Ishan, who batted first for Mumbai, struck 84 off 32 balls, including 4 maximums and 11 fours. They nearly missed out on a postseason berth due to their net run rate.

Fastest fifties in IPL history

PlayerRunsBalls For FiftyAgainstYear
Yashasvi Jaiswal98*13KKR2023
KL Rahul5114DC2018
Pat Cummins56*14MI2022
Yusuf Pathan7215SRH2014
Nicholas Pooran6215RCB2023
Sunil Narine5415RCB2017
Suresh Raina8716PBKS2014
Ishan Kishan8416SRH2021
Abhishek Sharma6316MI2024
Kieron Pollard51*17KKR2016
Chris Gayle175*17PWI2013
Sunil Narine5017RCB 2018
Hardik Pandya9117KKR2019
Adam Gilchrist8517Deccan Chargers2009
Ishan Kishan6217KKR2018
Chris Morris8217GL2016
Nicholas Pooran7717SRH2020
Kieron Pollard87*17CSK2021

Fastest 50s in IPL 2024

Sr. No.PlayerTeamBalls For FiftyRunsOppositionVenue
1Abhishek SharmaSRH1663MIHyderabad
2.Surya Kumar YadavMI1752RCBMumbai
3Travis HeadSRH1862MIHyderabad
4Tristan StubbsDC1971MIMumbai
5Andre RussellKKR2064SRHKolkata
6Sunil NarineKKR2184DCVisakhapatnam
7Shivam DubeyGT2251GTChennai
8Shashank SinghPBKS2561GTAhmedabad
9Heinrich KlaasenSRH2563KKRKolkata
10Venkatesh IyerKKR2950RCBBengaluru
11Nicholas PooranLSG3064RRJaipur

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

1) In IPL history, who scored the fastest fifty?

But on May 11, 2023, against the Kolkata Knight Riders, teenage Rajasthan Royals batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal recorded the fastest fifty in IPL history with a score of fifty runs off just 13 balls.

2) In IPL history, who is the fastest 100?

The fastest century ever scored in IPL history is held by Chris Gayle. In Bengaluru, Chris Gayle took 30 balls to get his century against Pune and ended his innings with 175 runs.

3) Who has made the most IPL fifty-score runs?

David Warner

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