Fastest Fifty in IPL: Times of Sports(TOS) has listed the players who hit the Fastest Fifty in IPL history since 2008. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most famous domestic cricket leagues. Let’s look at the top 10 fastest fifty in IPL since 2008.
Fastest Fifty in IPL
|Pos||Match Date||Player||Runs||Balls Faced to score 50||Against||Venue|
|1||11-May-23||Yashaswi Jaiswal||98*||13||KKR||Eden Garden|
|1||08-Apr-18||KL Rahul||51||14||DC||IS Bindra Stadium|
|2||06-Apr-22||Pat Cummins||56||14||MI||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium|
|3||24-May-14||Yusuf Pathan||72||15||SRH||Eden Gardens|
|4||07-May-17||Sunil Narine||54||15||RCB||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|5||30-May-14||Suresh Raina||87||16||PBKS||Wankhede Stadium|
|6||08-Oct-21||Ishan Kishan||84||16||SRH||Zayed Cricket Stadium|
|7||23-Apr-13||Chris Gayle||175||17||PWI||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium|
|8||28-Apr-19||Hardik Pandya||91||17||KKR||Eden Gardens|
|9||01-May-21||Kieron Pollard||87||17||CSK||Arun Jaitley Stadium|
|10||22-May-09||Adam Gilchrist||85||17||DC||Supersport Park|
Following are the details of the Fastest Fifty in IPL history with match, date, and venue with a full detailed explanation.
*Fastest at the bottom
Kieron Pollard, MI vs KKR, Mumbai, 2016 (17 Balls)
On number 10 is Kieron Pollard’s one of the iconic fastest 50 in IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders. Pollard came at the crease at a very crucial stage of the run-chase as Mumbai needed 59 runs off six overs. However, Pollard smashed the Knight Riders’ all over the park and successfully chased down a total of 175 with 12 balls remaining.
Ishan Kishan, MI vs KKR, Kolkata, 2018 (17 balls)
Next is Ishan Kishan’s mind-blowing knock of 62 which came in just 21 balls. The young 21-year-old was able to smash the likes of Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla and Andre Russel all over Eden Gardens as he smashed five fours and six sixes at a strike rate of 295.23!
Chris Morris, DD vs GL, Delhi, 2016 (17 balls)
On number 8 is Chris Morris’ heroic innings of 82* off just 32 deliveries! Morris came out to bat when Delhi had almost lost the game. However, the South African all-rounder reached his fifty in just 17 balls and gave his team the momentum to chase Gujarat Lions’ 172 in the final over. Although Delhi lost the match by 1 run, Morris was adjudged ‘Man of the Match’ for his exceptional all-round performance in the match.
Adam Gilchrist, DC vs DD, Centurion, 2009 (17 balls)
Next is the former captain of the Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist. The ex-Australian keeper scored a match-winning 85 off just 35 balls against Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2009 semi-final. He reached his milestone of the half-century in just 17 balls and responsibly led his side to the final of the 2nd edition of IPL as Deccan Chargers went on to lift the trophy for the first time!
Hardik Pandya, MI vs KKR, Kolkata, 2019 (17 balls)
In the latest IPL season in 2019, Hardik scared KKR with an unbelievable knock. Hardik came out to bat when Mumbai Indians were 59-4 in 8.3 overs while chasing a mammoth total of 233. The Mumbai fans had given up hopes of winning the game. But Hardik made this impossible task look possible as he went on to score a 34-ball 91! Although Mumbai lost the match by 34 runs, Hardik was praised by everyone for this fighting knock.
Chris Gayle, RCB vs PWI, Bengaluru, 2013 (17 balls)
Next on the list is an inning that is written in the history books of world cricket and cannot be forgotten for decades! The ‘Universe Boss’, Christopher Henry Gayle shocked the world with his unbeaten 175 off just 66 balls! Gayle reached his 50 in just 17 balls and took only 13 more balls to score the fastest ton in any format of cricket in just 30 balls. Chris went on to smash 17 sixes, which is the most number of sixes hit by any batsman in an innings in IPL history.
Nicholas Pooran, SRH vs KXIP, UAE, 2020(17 balls)
Nicholas Pooran with an impressive performance gets his name into the list of players to reach the fastest half-century in IPL. Pooran hit just 2 boundaries and 7 sixes to bring up his maiden IPL fifty in 17 deliveries. Pooran becomes the second KXIP player to enter this list after skipper KL Rahul.
Suresh Raina, CSK vs KXIP, Mumbai, 2014 (16 balls)
Suresh Raina played an extremely fighting innings of 87 in just 25 balls in the important playoff of IPL 2014 against Kings XI Punjab. Raina reached his milestone in just 16 balls. Although Raina smashed at an impeccable strike rate of 348.0, Chennai was not able to qualify for the final. Chennai fell short of 24 runs into Kings XI Punjab’s gigantic total of 226.
Ishan Kishan, SRH vs MI, Abu Dhabi, 2021 (16 balls)
It’s Ishan Kishan Again in the fastest fifty lists. In what is the must-win match in the last league match for Mumbai Indians to enter the playoff stage. Ishan Kishan came all out as an opener and smashed the SRH Bowlers all over. He got to the fifty within just 4 overs of the innings.
Nicholas Pooran, RCB vs LSG, Bengaluru, 2023(15 balls)
Playing for Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2023 season, West Indies wicketkeeper batter Nicholas Pooran struck a 15-ball half-century in a 212 runs-chase game against Royal Challengers Bangalore at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
— Times of Sports (@timesofsports) April 10, 2023
Sunil Narine, KKR vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2017 (15 balls)
Next on the list of fastest IPL 50 is Sunil Narine’s super-aggressive innings of 54 against RCB in the 2017 edition of IPL. Narine opened the innings for KKR and reached to his milestone of 50 in just 15 balls. He smashed RCB bowlers in every possible corner of Chinnaswamy Stadium of Bengaluru as KKR won the match with 29 balls remaining.
Yusuf Pathan, KKR vs SRH, Hyderabad, 2014 (15 balls)
In a fixture against Sunrisers Hyderabad, KKR’s Yusuf Pathan came out to bat when almost 90 runs were needed in the last ten overs. Rather than opting for the conventional way and taking the match to the last over, Pathan decided to complete the match as soon as possible. Yusuf smashed 72 in just 22 balls at an explosive strike rate of 327.77! KKR won the match with 34 balls remaining as Yusuf smashed the then-fastest 50 of IPL in just 15 balls.
Pat Cummins, KKR vs MI, 2022(14 balls)
On April 6, 2022, in the 14th league match of IPL 2022, KKR faces Mumbai Indians. KKR has given a target of 162 runs. Though KKR’s top-order batsman struggles a bit, Venkatesh Iyer and Pat Cummins with their destructive half-centuries lead KKR to win the match by 5 wickets.
Pat Cummins scored a half-century off just 14 deliveries and remains unbeaten with a score of 56 from 15 balls. This includes 4 boundaries and 6 sixes.
KL Rahul, KXIP vs DD, Mohali, 2018 (14 balls)
The fastest fifty in IPL history was hit by India’s talented opener KL Rahul who reached his half-ton in only 14 deliveries against Delhi Daredevils in Kings XI’s first encounter in the 2018 edition. KL scored a quickfire 51 in just 16 balls and smashed six fours and four sixes at a strike rate of 318.75. With this knock, KL showcased his class and versatility with the bat.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, RR vs KKR, Kolkata, 2023(13 balls)
The young Yashasvi Jaiswal creates history by scoring the fastest half-century in the IPL tournament. Chasing the target of 149 runs, Jaiswal scored 26 runs off the first over bowled by Nitish Rana.
Yashasvi Jaiswal’s fifty includes 7 fours and 3 sixes.