IPL is a format where the outcome of the match may alter in only a few overs and where teams find it very challenging to catch up if they fall too far behind. A batter occasionally has the ability to switch speeds at an incredible rate, making it impossible for the opposition to manage the flow of runs. This article will cover the top 10 Fastest half-centuries in IPL.
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In the 14th match of the 2022 IPL season, Pat Cummins created an IPL record. While playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, he hammered a half-century against Mumbai Indians (MI) in just 14 balls. The Australian Test skipper had excellent hitting skills on the day, scoring 56 runs off only 15 deliveries, including four fours and six maximums, and hammering Daniel Sams for 35 runs in just one over.
Indian opener KL Rahul now holds the record for the joint-fastest fifty. In the IPL 2018 match against the Delhi Capitals team, he reached the half-century milestone in just 14 balls. With the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes, Rahul scored 51 runs off just 16 balls in this innings. The Punjab Kings team won the match by six wickets after completing the 167-run goal in 18.5 overs.
In the IPL 2017 match, Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine totally destroyed the RCB bowling attack as KKR was chasing 159 runs to win. In just six overs, they partnered for 100 runs. Narine smacked his half-century in this chase in just 15 balls, which was at the time the joint-fastest. KKR won the game by six wickets after chasing down the required score in 15.1 overs.
CSK needed to win this vital game by scoring 227 runs to advance to the final. CSK got out to a fast start by scoring 100 runs while having the advantage, which put KXIP at a disadvantage. Of these 100 runs, Raina alone scored 87 of those. His team’s hopes were dashed when he was run out on the first ball of the seventh over. Raina scored a fifty in just 16 balls, hitting a total of 12 fours and 6 sixes. CSK lost the match by 24 runs despite scoring 202/7 in their 20 overs.
In terms of scoring the fastest fifty, nine players are tied for the fifth position, each hitting the milestone in 17 balls. Chris Gayle, who scored 175 runs off of 66 balls against the Pune Warriors in an IPL 2013 match, has the best score among them.
Pat Cummins & KL Rahul has the record. They both scored the half-century in just 14 balls.
KL Rahul – half-century in 14 balls
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